NORTH MANCHESTER – Manchester University Giving Day is April 19. Money raised goes to The Manchester Fund.

The Manchester Fund helps provide scholarships for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a Manchester education and addresses the University community's day-to-day needs-from technology updates to travel expenses, according to a news release from Manchester University.

The one-day goal is $200,000.

Give or learn more online at

This year's theme is Manchester Bold. Spartans are encouraged to become ambassadors, helping with outreach on social media. There will also be giving challenges for current students and alumni.

Leonard Williams, Manchester professor emeritus of political science and visiting professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, has crafted a crossword puzzle for Giving Day. There are links on the Giving Day page to each puzzle for those who prefer to complete them online, and there are pdfs for those who prefer a paper version.

For more information about Giving Day, email [email protected] or call 260-982-5997.

Manchester Bold is the name of Manchester's $45 million capital campaign. Learn more at