Join Us This Giving Tuesday

By: Michele Tuck-Ponder, Executive Director

As a Destination Imagination (DI) supporter, you know that when students have access to experiences like DI, they are better positioned for success in school, future careers, and beyond. That’s why expanding meaningful educational opportunities for underserved students around the globe is a key initiative for Destination Imagination.

To help achieve this goal, Destination Imagination is seeking your support this December 3 on Giving Tuesday—an international day of charitable giving to help nonprofits bring real change to communities.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Global Finals Financial Assistance Fund, which will go directly to DI teams who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. We are honored to have a $5,000 pledge from a group of generous donors to kickstart our campaign. But we need your help to raise the additional $5,000 and hit our overall goal. Will you join us?

Your gift will help make the dream of attending Global Finals a reality for more teams. Global Finals is not only the world’s largest celebration of creativity, but is also an opportunity for students to meet and be inspired by the thousands of other participants—like the Medical Puppies from Michigan, who were recipients of financial assistance to attend Global Finals 2019. Here is what their Team Manager, Lindsey Zeller, had to say about her team’s experience:

“My team left Global Finals with a broader look on the world. They are now able to reference interactions with kids from all around the world, not just imagine what it would be like.” 

On December 3 (just 14 days away!), Facebook will be matching Giving Tuesday donations made through its platform dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your gift. So mark your calendar, spread the word, and join me in making a difference in the lives of deserving DI students from around the globe!



Michele Tuck-Ponder
Destination Imagination Executive Director