August Days of Giving

2023-2024 Annual Fund Drive
August Days of Giving!

Help us prepare to welcome our students back to campus and support their faith journey in a variety of ways. Please consider making a donation to help us make a difference in the lives of our EIU students. Our August Days of Giving Campaign runs from
August 7th through August 19th.

YOU can purchase coffee for a student and campus minister for a one-on-one meeting. This meeting allows the campus minister to "walk" with the student on their faith journey throughout the academic year.

YOU can help subsidize the cost of a student encountering the sacraments, prayer, and fellowship at our Fall Panther Awakening Retreat. This is an off-site weekend retreat led by the students.

YOU can sponsor a student’s resources on their journey to become Catholic. These resources would include RCIA classes and supplies, regular one-on-one meetings with a campus minister, and a retreat.

YOU can help send one student on a fall or spring mission trip to serve and encounter Christ in communities in need. These trips truly open the students' eyes to what it means to be on mission and give of themselves by serving those in need.

YOU can help us cover the costs of Opening Week events as we welcome students - new and returning - to campus. Activities include a Bonfire with S'mores, Volleyball & Pizza night, a Canoe trip, Newman Olympics, Milkshakes & Painting, an International Student dinner and welcome, and other activities. This time is filled with the beginnings of some great friendships and faith-building with students and staff.

YOU can help cover the annual cost of forming our students into Disciples of Christ and leaders in our community! This provides training, leadership retreat, silent retreat, bi-weekly one on one with a campus minister, weekly faith formation, and monthly leadership formation. These student leaders are truly poured into by our campus ministers, chaplain, and each other. They will grow and learn how to go be leaders in their Catholic Community after they graduate.