Giving Tuesday to be held Nov. 29

November 8, 2022
Office of Annual Giving
November 8, 2022

The Office of Annual Giving is excited to partner with you once again this Giving Tuesday — beginning now through November 29, 2022! As a precursor to an even larger UC Riverside Giving Day being planned for March 2023, Giving Tuesday gives us a wonderful opportunity to build on the success of past years and enliven both passion and enthusiasm for supporting UCR’s students, research initiatives, and other top priorities. This year giving back to UCR can happen in a number of ways—making a gift, recruiting champions, and serving as a champion yourself. We cannot succeed without your help. Our champions are essential to getting the word out into the wider UCR networks. The following tools and ideas for giving back are now available to make the day as seamless as possible for you and your volunteers! 

As a centralized approach this year, we will feature a curated list of funds that represent all academic units and programs, while leveraging the existing Beyond Brilliant matches where possible. The champion sign up page is already live at When you click on the link, you’ll notice ways to 1) Become a champion and get your personal share link and 2) Motivate others by making your Giving Tuesday gift early! 

Your role in making this year’s Giving Tuesday a success:

  • Encourage your closest volunteers, campus partners, donors, advisory board members, faculty, staff and more to be UCR Giving Tuesday champions:
    • Encourage your networks to become champions and compete for a chance to win a 10th generation iPad for “highest number of donors” using your personal share link.
    • Champions can create their own logins, set their own personal fundraising goals, and track their success on a dedicated personal page.
    • The champions leaderboard will go live on Friday, November 18th, in concert with Homecoming Weekend, and will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, November 29th. 
  • Ask your marketing teams and volunteers to use the updated champion toolkit:
    • The champion toolkit provides sample messaging for emails and social media content that you can incorporate into your own messaging to promote Giving Tuesday. We encourage you to reach out to faculty, staff, donors, family, and friends of UCR to help promote our mission, charitable priorities, and exciting matches this Giving Tuesday. 
    • Champions can begin recruiting other champions; sample recruitment messaging is also included in the toolkit. In your outreach efforts, encourage your networks to select a featured fund to make the best use of the Giving Tuesday website.

If you have any questions or want to discuss other ideas, please feel free to reach out to our team at We are here to help, assist with champion sign-ups, and support all campus partners who participate in #GivingTueUCR. 

Let’s continue the tradition of giving this Giving Tuesday!