Sun Devil Giving Day 2016

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Update: 

Thank you, Biodesign donors. Your support led us to victory on Sun Devil Giving Day.

Our goal for the day was to increase awareness of the need for private donors – and to demonstrate how easy it is to give online. In addition to attracting 42 donors (our goal was 35), we raised $2,875 to fund student research activities here at the Biodesign Institute. Overall, the day raised nearly $7 million from 2,541 Sun Devil donors for enterprises across campus.

By joining in the day’s activities, the Biodesign Institute will receive a portion of a $35,000 Participation Prize to be shared by all ASU enterprises that joined in the fun. We’ll update the final numbers as soon as we have them. In addition, we won $500 from votes collected at the Sun Devil Giving Student Engagement Team table set up on the Tempe campus Friday.

I know that each of you gives of your time, talent and energy each day. Thank you for stretching that generosity even more on Sun Devil Giving Day.

Joshua LaBaer M.D., Ph.D.

Sun Devil Giving Day is March 18

Sun Devil Giving Day is Arizona State University’s fourth annual, universitywide day of giving. For 24 hours, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) March 18, Sun Devils are invited to show support for the university by engaging in online giving.

This is the first year for full participation by the staff, partners, advocates and students at the Biodesign Institute. On this day, there’s a friendly competition across the university, and when we give, we will be eligible for additional funds.

We’ve set a goal of 35 donations March 18 for the Biodesign Institute — but we know we can do even better.
 

Why should I give to the Biodesign Institute?

We need answers faster to human disease and a planet riddled with toxins. At the Biodesign Institute, researchers are working night and day to create new solutions for the planet and its people. In a perfect world, funding for science would be easily accessible. After all, we live in a breakthrough time — a time when the human genome has been fully mapped and real answers to human disease and suffering are within reach. Government funding for academic research is limited and competition for grants is high. Your participation in Sun Devil Giving Day helps researchers crack the mysteries of human genetics, develop new technologies to diagnose disease earlier and move us all closer to a cleaner planet.


How can I give to the Biodesign Institute?

  •  Make an online gift March 18. Just click on the maroon Give a Gift button above or on the main Biodesign website at biodesign.asu.edu.
  •  Help share the Sun Devil Giving Day story using the hashtag #SunDevilGiving and @ASUBiodesign and encourage others to give to the Biodesign Institute on Sun Devil Giving Day.

When you give to ASU, you are supporting more than just education — you are providing the resources necessary for our faculty, students and researchers to solve the greatest issues facing our world.

Sun Devil Giving Day is Arizona State University’s fourth annual, university-wide day of giving. From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) Sun Devils are invited to show support for the university by engaging in online giving. This is the first year for full participation by the staff, partners, advocates and students at the Biodesign Institute. On this day, there’s a friendly competition across the university, and when we give, we will be eligible for additional funds. We’ve set a goal of 35 donations March 18 for the Biodesign Institute — but we know we can do even better! 
 

Why should I give to the Biodesign Institute?

We need answers faster to human disease and a planet riddled with toxins. At the Biodesign Institute, researchers are working night and day to create new solutions for the planet and its people. In a perfect world, funding for science would be easily accessible. After all, we live in a breakthrough time — a time when the human genome has been fully mapped and real answers to human disease and suffering are within reach. Government funding for academic research is limited and competition for grants is high. Your participation in Sun Devil Giving Day helps researchers crack the mysteries of human genetics, develop new technologies to diagnose disease earlier and move us all closer to a cleaner planet.

How can I give to the Biodesign Institute?

•          Make an online gift March 18. Look for the Give a Gift button on the Biodesign website at biodesign.asu.edu.

•          Help share the Sun Devil Giving Day story using the hashtag #SunDevilGiving and @ASUBiodesign and encourage others to give to the Biodesign Institute on Sun Devil Giving Day.

 

When you give to ASU, you are supporting more than just education — you are providing the resources necessary for our faculty, students and researchers to solve the greatest issues facing our world.

- See more at: https://biodesign.asu.edu/news/sun-devil-giving-day#sthash.SpzGGwHp.dpuf

Sun Devil Giving Day is Arizona State University’s fourth annual, university-wide day of giving. From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) Sun Devils are invited to show support for the university by engaging in online giving. This is the first year for full participation by the staff, partners, advocates and students at the Biodesign Institute. On this day, there’s a friendly competition across the university, and when we give, we will be eligible for additional funds. We’ve set a goal of 35 donations March 18 for the Biodesign Institute — but we know we can do even better! 
 

Why should I give to the Biodesign Institute?

We need answers faster to human disease and a planet riddled with toxins. At the Biodesign Institute, researchers are working night and day to create new solutions for the planet and its people. In a perfect world, funding for science would be easily accessible. After all, we live in a breakthrough time — a time when the human genome has been fully mapped and real answers to human disease and suffering are within reach. Government funding for academic research is limited and competition for grants is high. Your participation in Sun Devil Giving Day helps researchers crack the mysteries of human genetics, develop new technologies to diagnose disease earlier and move us all closer to a cleaner planet.

How can I give to the Biodesign Institute?

•          Make an online gift March 18. Look for the Give a Gift button on the Biodesign website at biodesign.asu.edu.

•          Help share the Sun Devil Giving Day story using the hashtag #SunDevilGiving and @ASUBiodesign and encourage others to give to the Biodesign Institute on Sun Devil Giving Day.

 

When you give to ASU, you are supporting more than just education — you are providing the resources necessary for our faculty, students and researchers to solve the greatest issues facing our world.

- See more at: https://biodesign.asu.edu/news/sun-devil-giving-day#sthash.SpzGGwHp.dpuf

                       

 #SunDevilGiving


What will the funds be used for?

State-of-the-art research is costly. But for as little as $25, you can make a difference, to move a critical Biodesign experiment forward, or create a research opportunity for an ASU student looking to do their part in changing the world. Here are some examples of donations tiers: 

  •  $25 can help purchase growth media used to study bacterial pathogens in the lab
  •  $50 pays for a box of pipette tips that are the "artist's brush" needed to prepare precise amounts of liquid samples for all sorts of experiments 
  •  $100 pays for a reagent or enzyme needed to do DNA cloning experiments
  •  $250 pays for common supplies needed for an experiment (test tubes, tissue culture flasks, etc) that are the backbone of the lab
  •  $500 can pay for a DNA sequencing run to investigate the connection between the microbiome and disease
  •  $1000 helps pay travel for a student to present their work at a national scientific conference
  •  $5000 gives a student a unique opportunity to do paid, part-time research for a semester in the lab, a win-win for STEM education and preparing the future workforce of Arizona
  •  $10,000 provides a one year service contract on a Biodesign core facility, state-of-the-art instrument such as mass spec, DNA sequencing, that help propel our discoveries

High-risk, high reward

In addition, our researchers tackle high-risk, high reward ongoing research projects that have the potential to making a world of difference. Seed funding for exploratory projects had led to a ten-fold return on investment for several Biodesign projects, such as the links between the micrbiome and obesity, plant-based therapeutics and vaccines, and even the early detection of HIV and cancer.  In addition, many projects at Biodesign have an international scope, and funding can help Biodesign host visiting scholars and foster collaborations in proteomics, neuroscience diseases such as Alzheimer's, and vaccines and diseases in the developing world, like the spread of Zika. 

Go to our opportunities funding page to learn more about specfic Biodesign initiatives.

 

Help us secure more funds with social media challenges throughout the day!

The chart below shows the specific criteria and timeframe for each of the five challenges on Sun Devil Giving Day. Participation is easy, and you can earn bonus $$$ for Biodesign research. Simply follow the ASU Foundation’s Facebook and Twitter and get ready to be a part of the fun.

Available Prize Funds: $5,000

Challenge Time Challenge Prize
1 9–10a.m. Fill in the blanks and claim $1,000 for your favorite ASU area: "_____ deserves an extra $1,000 for #SunDevilGiving Day because _____." $1,000/unit
2 11–Noon What do you love at ASU? Tag a picture with the hashtag #SunDevilGiving and the area of ASU you think should get an extra $1,000. $1,000/unit
3 1–2 p.m. Sun Devil selfies! Snap a photo to show us how excited you are about #SunDevilGiving and the name of the area you want to support. $1,000/unit
4 3–4 p.m. Tweet or comment your favorite fight song line. Include hashtag #SunDevilGiving and the area of ASU you want to receive $1,000. $1,000/unit
5 5–6 p.m. What's cuter than pets & kids? Pets & kids in #SunDevil gear! Share a picture in the comments or via Twitter. Be sure to use the #SunDevilGiving hashtag and name the area of ASU you think should receive $1,000. $1,000/unit