The Moraine Valley Community College Foundation will participate in this year’s “Giving Tuesday,” a global giving movement scheduled for Nov. 28.

Giving Tuesday, which kicks off the charitable season, is celebrated around the world on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States and the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

“For the fifth consecutive year, the Moraine Valley Foundation is participating with our own special campaign. This year it is ‘One Day, One Community,’ and we are dedicated to creating community support for the students, faculty and staff at Moraine Valley,” said Kristy McGreal, Foundation executive director. “Over the past 50 years, this institution has embraced and helped propel the lives and careers of more than 550,000 students. The impact has a ripple effect that extends out from our campus to the 26 communities we serve and beyond.”

Persons who would like to participate can do so in a number of ways, including making a donation online at, “liking” the Moraine Valley Alumni Facebook page and sharing its posts with your social media circle, and checking with your employer to see if there is a matching donor program.

“Community is the core of who we are at Moraine Valley,” McGreal said. “Each student who arrives on campus becomes part of our community—from admission to graduation and beyond. It is important for us and our college that each student achieves success and has access to the resources needed to achieve their educational goal.”

McGreal said the community’s help in supporting the Foundation is vital to continuing the work the Foundation does. “Donations made during the One Day, One Community campaign will have a broad and immediate impact on Moraine Valley students. This support gives them hope, a lifeline and a future,” she said.

For more information, contact McGreal at (708) 974-5335 or