Give to the Max

Support Eagan Debate and Speech teams on Give to the Max Day

We are participating in Give to the Max Day to raise money that supports our teams!

Give to the Max Day is a great day for Minnesota, and is a day when thousands of Minnesotans make charitable donations, to make our state a better place to be. Donors can go to and find organizations they want to support. We want to make sure our donors know they can give to the Eagan Debate and Speech teams through Eagan High School Forensics Boosters.

In addition to charitable gifts made to the Eagan High School Forensics Boosters, we will be eligible for Golden Ticket drawings - wouldn't it be great if we get the Golden Ticket?

Golden Ticket Drawings: At the end of each hour on November 17, GiveMN will do random drawings of donations from the hour, and will add $1,000 to the total amount. The Golden Ticket drawing is sponsored by the Bush Foundation.

Where do gifts go?

Gifts go to Eagan High School Forensics Boosters, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the Eagan Debate and Speech teams. Eagan High School Forensics Boosters is an all-volunteer organization, made up of current and former Debate and Speech team parents, who believe in the power of these teams to transform lives and give students a voice.

How does that help our teams?

The Eagan High School Forensics Boosters raises money to help pay for:

    • Tournament fees

    • Buses for tournaments

    • Trophies for the Wildcat tournaments

    • NIETOC

    • Nationals

    • Scholarships

How can I help?

There are many great ways to help; choose what's right for you:

1. Make a gift of any size on our GiveMN page.

2. Promote this opportunity among your friends and family in the days leading up, and on the day of, Give to the Max Day, November 17. Browse our promotional toolkit for images to share on social media, as well as sample text for social media posts.

3. Crowdfunding: Create your own fundraising page by going to our GiveMN page, and selecting the Fundraise

button. Use images from our promotional toolkit to build your page for peer-to-peer fundraising.

If you are a team member, include a picture of yourself dressed to compete!

Then share your fundraising page several times during the week, before and on the day of November 17.

Will 100% of my gift go to support the teams?

Yes, if you add a little extra to cover the processing fee.

GiveMN, the nonprofit that sponsors Give to the Max Day, adds a 6.9% fee on top of your gift.

  • 4.9% of that covers the credit card processing fee and technology to run the day.

  • 2% supports GiveMN's mission and programs, which not only includes holding Give to the Max Day, but also capacity-building opportunities for small nonprofit organizations in our community.

To get more information about the fee structure, click here.

You can make sure 100% of your gift goes to Eagan High School Forensics Boosters when you are prompted to add on the 6.9% fee to your gift before checkout.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, to the extent allowable by law. While Eagan High School Forensics Boosters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your gift goes to GiveMN first, and your tax receipt will come from that organization.

No goods or services are given in exchange for your donation.

November 14 is a busy day, can I give before that?

Yes! You can start giving on November 1, and you can still give on the GiveMN platform after November 17.

Within the next few months, Eagan High School Forensics Boosters will have online giving campaign, and the GiveMN platform can be used to support our teams.

I'd rather mail a check, can I do that?

Sure, you can find our address below:

Eagan High School Forensics Boosters

P.O. Box 211714

Eagan, MN 55121

Consider giving on Give to the Max Day - remember the Golden Ticket?