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SCA Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event where alumni, parents, staff, family, and friends come together to support the organization’s mission of developing the next generation of conservation leaders. Our event on September 22, 2020, will be the first of its kind for SCA and we hope you will join with us to support SCA conservation projects across the country.

Tuesday, September 22

On SCA Giving Day, the entire SCA community comes together with one purpose-to ensure we are able to provide leadership opportunities for students and young adults to serve and protect our national parks and public lands. For our alumni, it is a day when they can extend their legacy and pay it forward so that others can have similar opportunities to what they enjoyed in their SCA service. Donors have the opportunity to support SCA in what is sure to be become one of our most important fundraising events of the year.

300 donors raising $40,000

Yes, SCA more than exceeded its 2019 Giving Day goals, 200 donors and $15,000 dollars, as you can see by the Infographic below.

On the day of (September 24, 2019), there was a unique donor from 46 states. By late in the morning of September 25, SCA did receive gifts from donors in Nevada, South Dakota and Connecticut bringing us to 49 of 50. In the afternoon of September 25, we finally had a gift come in from an alum in North Dakota! So, the answer is YES and NO.

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No! Every gift, regardless of amount, will help make SCA Giving Day a success.

You can make a recurring gift through the SCA website. Please note that only payments processed on September 22, 2020, will count toward SCA Giving Day, so while the first installment will be eligible for challenge match funds, your grand total will not be.

SCA Giving Day begins at 12:01 a.m. EDT on September 22, at which point you’ll be able to make your gift via the Giving Day website. Can’t wait to support SCA? Donate here today.

Your gift will be used to support conservation projects in your neighborhood and throughout the nation. This could be a community crew in Houston or an intern in Padre Island, It may be a national high school crew in the Helena National Forest or a Veteran Fire Corps in California. It may support environmental education, leadership development, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Gifts of any size make a difference by providing funds that can be spent right away on the most pressing needs like important and timely field research or assistance during disaster recovery. In recent years, as government funding for conservation has decreased, SCA has been forced to adjust programming levels accordingly. Your tax-deductible gift is more important than ever as we seek to expand our aid to public lands, provide more young people with life changing experiences, and extend your SCA legacy through philanthropic support.

Generous alumni and other donors have made gifts to support the SCA Giving Day challenges.

Due to the short timeframe of SCA Giving Day, only gifts made by phone or online will count toward the contest goals or matching funds. You’ll be able to make a gift by phone by calling 1-888-722-9675 ext. 1600 on September 22.

You can give a gift of stock to support SCA during Giving Day by calling 1-888-722-9675 ext. 1600.

Yes! Our website is a secure site. SCA is committed to securing the accuracy and privacy of your information. SCA uses this website to collect personal contact and payment information to process your gift. In addition, your information could be used to create a record about you in our alumni and/or donor database, or to update your existing record. This information will be available to SCA for organization-related activities. It will not be shared with others outside of SCA. Your credit card number is never stored in your SCA record.

Yes. Your gift will be entirely tax-deductible. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

Learn more at the www.thesca.org.