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One Day for Dawgs

Thank you for making One Day for Dawgs 2024 an amazing day for Ferris State!

One Day for Dawgs is Ferris State University’s annual day of giving, empowering university groups to raise funds for scholarships, programs, equipment and more. This year, more than 80 causes combined to raise funds in support of Ferris State Students - thank you so much for all your support. Go Dawgs! 

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Amplify Your Impact

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Kickoff Challenge

The first 4 teams to receive gifts on One Day for Dawgs (beginning at midnight on April 10) will each earn a $250 bonus gift.

Sponsored by Randy Joppie, Nick Wasmiller, and Allie Mowery

Bulldog Spirit Competition

Show off your Bulldog Spirit! Post your best photo showing off your Ferris State pride on Facebook or Instagram using #OneDay4DawgsSpirit and tag or write the Ferris State cause you would like to support. The 5 photos showing the most Bulldog Spirit that are posted on April 10 will win $500 toward the cause listed in their post! 

Sponsored by President Bill Pink and Lori Pink 


If you graduated between 2013 and 2023, make your gift count even more! The 2 teams earning the most gifts from individual young alumni donors will receive an extra $1,000.

Sponsored by Brandi Behrenwald, Mike Wolfston, Carrie Ziegler-Thomas, Adam Thomas, Elizabeth Albright, and Robby Rankie

Raise the Bar Challenge

The team with the largest percentage increase in individual donors over last year's One Day for Dawgs event will receive an additional $1,000 toward their 2024 cause. 

Sponsored by Dave and Patsy Eisler

Bulldog Athletics Challenge

The Ferris State University Men's and Women's athletic teams that bring in the most individual donors will each receive a bonus gift of $250. Additionally, the Men's and Women's athletic teams with the highest average gift amount will each receive a bonus gift of $250. 

Sponsored by Dick Shaw

The 1884 Challenge

The 1884th donation made on One Day for Dawgs will receive a $1,884 bonus toward the same cause!

Sponsored by Emily Hancock

Matching Gifts

Many causes have 1:1 matches offered by generous donors on their individual team pages. A full list of matching gifts can be found below. 

Lead Your Pack; Represent the Bulldogs

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One Day for Dawgs Store & Toolkit

Looking to make an impact on campus? Interested in representing the Ferris State and One Day for Dawgs brand?

Check out our ODFD Toolkit or apparel store links below to create your team, get tips for having a successful campaign, and get your One Day for Dawgs gear. 

ODFD Online Store

ODFD Toolkit

2023 Impact

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One Day Goal


Total Gifts*




1,655 GIFTS

1,273 DONORS






$10 - $50 Gifts


$51 - $100 Gifts


$101 - $500 Gifts


$501+ Gifts

*Total gifts reflect any additional gifts received after the day of giving that were postmarked in support of One Day for Dawgs 2023 and as such, is higher than the initial total from April 12.