NORTH MANCHESTER - Manchester University Giving Day 2022 is April 20.

Gifts go to The Manchester Fund, which helps provide scholarships for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a Manchester education. It also covers many day-to-day expenses – from lab equipment to baseballs to utility bills, according to a news release from the university.

The theme is “Manchester Bold: The Future is Ours.”

To donate, and find other Giving Day information, go to https://givingday.manchester.edu/.

You can also make a gift by phone at 260-982-5997. Donations can also be sent to Manchester University, c/o Giving Day, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962. Manchester University is a 501(c)3 organization and gifts may be deductible as allowed by state and federal law.

The Manchester Fund helps in a variety of ways:

Its financial aid allows deserving students of need to have the funds to stay at Manchester and graduate.

It provides funds for classroom technology upgrades that improve student learning and expand opportunities for students and faculty to perform side-by-side research.

Because the University’s endowment is modest, the fund serves as a financial shock absorber when prices escalate, something needs to be repaired or something else needs to be replaced.

It provides funds for supplies and equipment so that university staff can keep buildings clean and safe and maintain the grounds.

It helps pay for laboratory equipment and supplies, periodical subscriptions, online resources and library books for studying, writing and research.

It helps support student activities such as May Day weekend and Homecoming.