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Founder's Day of Giving 2018

Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
330 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 19, at 12:00 PM EDT
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We are the champions, my friend

October 19, 2018



Because of you, our generous donors, we have exceeded our goal and raised $118,508 in just 24 hours during the 2018 Founder's Day of Giving. Thank you for this incredible display of generosity and helping us build a stronger future for Kettering students, like Noah. 


We are especially grateful to the Makulinski Family Foundation for matching a total of $39,661 raised during our Day of Giving, as well as our Ambassadors who helped to spread the word and made reaching this goal possible. 


Thank you for celebrating the 99th Anniversary of our founding with us. You are what make this University so special. 


It's the final countdown!

October 19, 2018

We're just two hours from the conclusion of our 2018 Founder's Day of Giving! We only need $5,981 to meet our $100,000 goal! 


THANK YOU for your supporting Kettering students and helping them to continue their education without the worry of financial burden. 


Don't forget to spread the word to other Kettering alumni and friends by posting on social media with our Founder's Day of Giving link: 


All donors will have their name written on the iconic General Determination statue!



Woah, we're halfway there!

October 18, 2018

Our student callers are hard at work calling alumni and inviting them to join you in supporting our 2018 Founder's Day of Giving. We're over halfway to our goal of $100,000 but still having matching funds available! 


Help us make the most of our matching gifts by sharing our Founder's Day link: and encourage others to add their support! 


We're movin' on up!

October 18, 2018

Just 4 hours into Founder's Day of Giving and we are already 32% to our goal of $100,000. WOW! 


Thank you for your gift and for making a difference in the lives of Kettering students. 


Will you help us spread the word? Make a post on social media with the Founder's Day of Giving link: and share your favorite memory at GMI/Kettering or why you give. 


Choose a giving level



The University was founded in 1919 as The Flint School of Automotive Trades and opened under the direction of Albert Sobey to train engineering and management personnel.


Bell Tower

There are 47 bells in the Alumni Carillon Tower—the first project of the Alumni Foundation (Association), dedicated on May 9, 1969, GMI's Golden Anniversary year.



Atwood Stadium has been an iconic landmark in the city of Flint for the past 85 years. Kettering University took ownership of the venue in 2013 and has restored the stadium to its former glory. Today, Atwood Stadium hosts a number of activities including football, soccer, lacrosse, health fairs, band competitions, concerts and 10k road races.


Favorite Student

Were you one of Reg's favorite students? Make a gift that reflects the number of consecutive teaching terms that Professor G. Reginald Bell taught after his arrival to campus in 1963--an incredible 205 consecutive terms!



Give a dollar for each foot between the Campus Center and Academic Building; the tunnel is 364 feet of pure underground awesomeness--especially when traversed in flip flops and shorts during the winter months.



In 1986, Frances Willson Thompson funded an endowment to support the operation of the GMI Residence Hall. Thousands of students who have attended GMI and Kettering have lived in this hall. Make a gift for each of the 437 dorm rooms in Thompson Hall.


A-Section vs. B-Section

How many times have you had to explain what sections mean at GMI/Kettering? We currently have 1,160 A-Section and 1,020 B-Section students. Represent your section with a gift for every A or B section student on campus! Who will win the battle this year?