Support Alternative Spring Break

UMSI needs your help to fund the Alternative Spring Break program! Every year, students and the UMSI community launch a series of fundraising efforts to offset the cost of sending students to Detroit, Chicago, DC and New York City for a week to put their UMSI skills and knowledge to work in the real world of information service.

Here’s how you can help:


Teams of students create pages on the online fundraising site Crowdrise as the main fundraising effort for the ASB program. Teams are organized around themes related to the service projects they will be participating in during ASB week, and they compete for prizes and to see who can raise the most money. The Crowdrise campaign begins early in the winter semester each year. Watch your email in early February for announcements and updates.


The annual Penny Wars bring out the “fun” in fundraising! Student specializations, PhD students, faculty, and staff are pitted against each other to donate the most amount of money in support of ASB. Pennies and checks count as positive amounts; silver coins and dollar bills count against a group. Start saving your pennies!