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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Scots Day 2019.

What and when is Scots Day 2019?

In celebration of our Founder's Day, Scots Day is Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Scots Day 2019 is Monmouth College's third day of giving, offering easy and fun ways to support what inspires you. This 18 hour and 53 minute campaign begins at 5:00 a.m. CDT and continues through 11:53 p.m. CDT.

How do I make a gift on Scots Day 2019?

Make a donation on this website using a credit or debit card. We track the gifts in real time so everyone can see right away how projects are progressing as they earn matching funds and compete for challenge prizes!

Why should I participate in Scots Day 2019?

Your support provides Monmouth the ongoing resources that are crucial to its growth and success as an elite liberal arts institution. Donors touch lives every day with gifts that support academics, research, faculty development, scholarships, and service to others. It takes the collective annual support of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff to make Monmouth great!

What are Matching and Challenge Gifts?

Supporting challenges and matching opportunities are meaningful ways to demonstrate investment to Monmouth College.

• Matches create an incentive for others to give. When someone makes a gift, the donor matches it 1:1 up to the stated amount.

• Challenges create fun competition between groups or designations.

A complete list of matches and challenges is available on the main landing page of the Scots Day website.

What events are happening on campus for Scots Day 2019?

While the Scots Day headquarters, located in the Center for Science and Business, will be bustling with activity all day long, there will also be an all-campus Ice Cream Social to celebrate at 4:00 p.m. on the Dunlap Terrace (Rain site: Veterans Great Room, Center for Science & Business)!  Additionally, faculty and staff can participate early in the day. From 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. coffee will be available in the Scots Day headquarters to those employees who make a contribution to #ScotsDay19!

What other ways can I get involved?

• Share on social media using #ScotsDay19 to help spread the word! A tagboard will aggregate posts, allowing visitors to view constant updates from the Monmouth community.

• Become an Ambassador, sharing messages and creating excitement about the day before and during the campaign.

• Spread awareness within your network using your preferred forms of communication and encourage others to join you in giving back to Monmouth College.

• Help the areas of Monmouth that you love most by sharing matches and challenges to maximize the power of donations!

Do pledges count toward Scots Day 2019?

While all contributions are welcomed and appreciated, only outright gifts will count toward Scots Day totals.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

For general questions about your gift, you may call 309-457-2231 or email give@monmouthcollege.edu.

Where are the alumni chapter events on Scots Day?

Alumni, parents and friends are celebrating Scots Day in your area! To register for one of the following events, click here. Please register by April 12. 


Monmouth, IL
Market Alley Wines
59 Public Square
5-7 p.m.
Cash Bar


Warrenville, IL
28244 Diehl Rd.
5-7 p.m.
There is a free nacho bar available and a cash bar available


Norridge, IL
Edelweiss Restaurant 
7650 W. Irving Park Rd
5:30-7:30 p.m.
This is a family friendly event and is free to attend. There will be food for purchase and a cash bar will be available.


Peoria, IL 
Suite Fire Bar and Grille
7601 N Orange Prairie Rd.
5-7 p.m.
Cash Bar

Who has committed match and challenge gifts for Scots Day?

Thank you to all of our generous donors who have made Scots Day 2019 possible! The following donors have a vision for Monmouth College and have been instrumental in providing leadership support:


Dee Bagley-Thierry ’86

Hope Bibens ’11

David Bowers ’60

Paula Brooks ’83

Wade Brown ’07

Bill & Malloree Buchanan

Laura Cavanaugh ’86

Mary Corrigan ’82

Dan ’88 & Ann ’87 Cotter

Michael ’91 & Julie Danner

Tom & Beth Dulee

Zak Edmonds ’08

Kenneth ’71 and MaryAnn ’72 Eiserman  

Tim Fletcher ’95

John Gerrity ’07

Susan Gibson ’81

Charlie Goehl ’73

Gus ’68 & Becky Hart

Mahendran ’86 & Vijaya Jawaharlal

Christine Johnston

Jeff Kelleher ’13

Andrew ’73 & Pam Kerr

Evy Lipecka ’06

Sean ’95 and Shalaine Maher

Michael McCulley ’70

Mike ’71 & Kathy McGrath

Midwest Bank of Western Illinois

Tim ’73 & Gail ’74 Owen

Jerri Picha ’75

Jean ’68 & Ross Randolph

Byron ’88 & Suzie Sondgeroth

Hilary ’07 and Jake Stott

Roy ’13 and Colleen Sye ’13

Christopher ’99 and Joanna ’99 Triebel

Mark Tupper ’94

Beth Tyre ’96

Janice ’03 and Kirk VanKuiken

Randall Vickroy ’76

Fred Wackerle ’61

Rachel Whitlock ’14

Mark Willhardt

Lynne Yuchs ’82

Emily Zvolanek ’06

Is it possible to make a gift by mail or by phone?

Since Scots Day is an 18 hour and 53-minute giving campaign, we strongly encourage you to make your gift online. This is the only way to ensure that your gift will qualify for matches and challenges taking place throughout the event. To give by phone, call 309-457-2231 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 17.

Will my contribution be tax-deductible?

Yes. Your gift is tax-deductible as prescribed by law. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

Still have questions?

Contact us at give@monmouthcollege.edu