What is ignite?
Ignite is a nationally recognized campus-wide crowdfunding competition at UConn in which student groups participate to raise money for their activities, trips, or equipment. Historically, the UConn Pre-Vet Club has used Ignite proceeds to fund trips through World Vets to help provide veterinary care in places like Honduras, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. However, the club has recently switched to utilizing Ignite funds for overall club activities, trips, or equipment, much like most other Ignite participants do.
how does it work?
Members of student groups can share their Ignite donation page with friends and family. However, student groups also compete for $20,000 in prize money from UConn Foundation. They can earn it by getting the highest number of student and young alumni donors or by competing in weekly challenges, such as posting every Monday on social media or by making a compelling video.
how long does ignite run?
UConn Ignite 2019 runs from February 18 – March 31, 2019.
what does the pre-vet club use the money for?
UConn's Pre-Veterinary club focuses on helping students get into the veterinary field. Getting into veterinary school is a very challenging task and students often need assistance to apply. There are many variables that go into applying to vet school and its often overwhelming for students. That's where this club comes in. Our club focuses on giving hands on activities to students to help support and watch them grow. We offer events such as veterinary symposiums, banquets to get to know veterinarians, vet school visits, and much more. Another important aspect of our club is the fact that we mentor students going into the field to make sure they are set up for success. Aside from those we offer a lot more events and great opportunities. By donating to our club you are giving more students the opportunities that are essential for their success in this competitive field. You would be helping set up a student for success that could one day change their communities. Veterinarians have a passion and understanding of animals that is incomparable. With that passion they go above and beyond to ensure that every animal is treated to the best of their ability. One day we can be the veterinarians that save your pet too. If you decide to donate we can use these funds to ensure that we are offering our members and the community the best opportunities. We can use the money for our 2 annual dog washes, the banquet, our dog walks, and so much more. If we raise more money than we need, the additional money will be used for future events such as the World Vet Trips Abroad, and etc. Or if we don't reach our goal, the funds will be used for the dog washes, the banquet, and dog walk.
How do i get involved?
Contact our Fundraising Chair to get directly involved with participating in Ignite activities! Sharing our Ignite page on your social media is also an enormous help.
where's the ignite page?
What do the service trips with world vets look like?
Take a look at the World Vets website, and this video created by a club member who recently went on a trip to Ecuador over Spring Break!