Philanthropy Goal: 

Organizations will be asked to compete against other organizations of similar size. There are three categories available philanthropically to obtain points. The first category is the total amount of money raised. The second is the number of unique donors, this is the number of people that participate in giving this specific organization money for philanthropy. The third category is the number of items donated to benefit the Northeast and Central Missouri Food Bank and The Adair County Humane Society.

Individuals – If you are an individual wishing to participate with our philanthropies, you can do so through the same means as organizations.


Total Amount of Money Raised

Organizations are asked to raise money for the  Northeast and Central Missouri Food Bank and The Adair County Humane Society. Organizations can raise money in a number of ways, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are some restrictions. MONEY IS DUE IN THE FORM OF A CHECK TO UNION AND INVOLVEMENT SERVICES (SUB 2000) NO LATER THAN FRIDAY OCT. 23RD AT NOON. The memo should say “Homecoming Philanthropy 2020.” 

Organizations CANNOT: 

  • Sell food 
  • No event that would violate University COVID-19 Policies
    • Close physical contact
    • Sharing of equipment that can’t be sanitized 
    • Removal of mask

Organizations CAN:

  • Youcaring Page
  • Perform manual labor (raking leaves, mowing yards, etc.)
  • Fast Food Delivery (Contactless Delivery )
  • Product fundraising such as selling apparel
  • Anything that does not violate the code of conduct or University COVID-19 Policies 


If a fundraiser poses a concern, the Homecoming Committee will be in contact with organizers for remedies. 


Questions can be directed to


Points for the total amount of money raised 

Organization size More than 101 members 51-100 members 26-50 members Less than 25 members Points Obtainable 
  $250 $200 $150 $100 100 points
  $225 $175 $125 $75 80 points
  $200 $150 $100 $50 60 points


Unique/Different Donors

As a part of the Top Dog Challenge, we are asking organizations to keep a list of individuals who are contributing to their fundraising efforts. This should be done on the provided google sheet template that includes the first and last name of every contributor. Anyone is able to donate to your organization’s philanthropic goals, this includes current members, alumni, family, friends, and strangers. Individuals can contribute to more than one campaign. 


Points for unique donors 

Organization size  More than 101 members 51-100 members 26-50 members Less than 25 members Points Obtainable 
  50 different donors 45 different donors 40 different donors 35 different donors 50 points
  35 different donors 30 different donors 25 different donors 20 different donors 40 points
  25 different donors 20 different donors 15 different donors 10 different donors 30 points


Supply Drive

Organizations are asked to donate supplies. The days that you should donate certain supplies are listed below. When organizations donate items they should register those items through the QR code on the table, this is how organizations will receive points. Each item donated will be 5 points. There is an unlimited number of points available each one of these days. 


Days of the week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Items  2 yards of machine-washable fleece Tennis balls (used or new, good condition) Old T-shirts  Any Auxiliary Item  Any Auxiliary Item


Auxiliary Items 

  • Peanut Butter 
  • Jelly/Jam
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Bagged Rice
  • Bagged Beans
  • Corn Bread Mix
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pasta Noodles
  • Soup Cans
  • Applesauce
  • 2lb. Rice bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper Towels 
  • Cleaning supplies 
  • Dog Food 
  • Cat Food 
  • Cat Litter 
  • Carpet Squares
  • Ping Pong Balls 


Online Donations (YouCaring) Information (Collection ends Friday, October 23, 12:00 pm)

Fundraising must conclude no later than Friday, October 23rd at 12:00pm. All funds raised must be submitted to Union and Involvement Services in the form of ONE check encompassing the complete amount of money raised by the organization, and submitted to the Union and Involvement Services office no later than Friday, October 23rd at 12:00pm. All checks should be made payable to Truman State University with Homecoming Philanthropy in the memo line.  

If using an online fundraising platform, we recommend using YouCaring versus GoFundMe as this has a 0% platform fee. Pages can be set up by your Homecoming Liaisons or Chapter leadership.  You must turn in a screenshot of the webpage before/at the deadline if you use this option. Make sure you are sending a screenshot of your donation after processing fees are taken out. If you have any questions please email Tori at If your organization falsely reports the amount of money received by any online fundraising site there will be an automatic 100 point deduction.