By: Jen Hasbun

Mount Saint Mary’s virtual fundraising initiative, Go Blue, surpassed its donation goal and raised a total of over $35,000 for the collective Mount community.

Individuals and groups alike fundraised for their respective programs, disciplines and associations, advocating for them while encouraging their family, friends and peers to contribute over the course of the four-day donation period. The event was sponsored by the legal offices of Drake Loeb PLLC (New Windsor, N.Y.) and Jacobowitz and Gubits (Walden, N.Y.)

To provide an added incentive for people to donate, fundraisers set lofty donation goals and pledged that once the goals had been reached, they would dye their hair blue in observance of the Go Blue initiative. Mount President Jason Adsit partook in the event, shaving half of his head, styling his hair into a mohawk and subsequently dyeing it blue to raise further awareness of the program.

The received funds will benefit a variety of Mount causes, including the college’s numerous athletic programs, campus ministry, a variety of honor societies, internships, student scholarships, the Student Government Association and the Student Emergency Fund, which affords grants of up to $500 to students demonstrating exceptional financial need.

Those interested in contributing to the Go Blue initiative can still do so by visiting the GiveSmart website.