Local & National News | April 03, 2022
The UofM will host its second annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour, University-wide giving event from noon on April 5 to noon on April 6. The campaign, "Driven by Giving," is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to show their support for UofM students.
"Day of Giving is a moment for the Tiger Community to come together to observe the power of collective giving and partnerships," said Joanna Curtis, vice president of University Advancement. "We are excited to celebrate this momentous day and build on the success of last year's event to create a new Tiger tradition of giving back to support our students, faculty and transformational University programs."
The goal of this year's event is to surpass 1,500 donors. Supporters can allocate gifts to the areas they are most passionate about at the UofM, from student scholarships to colleges and department programs.
"We want alumni and friends to know that no matter what they give, each gift helps us reach our participation goal of 1,500 donors," said Jack Callahan, development officer and event organizer. "Even those who can't give a monetary donation can make a difference by sharing on social media and helping us spread the word. One like, share or follow can help us reach our goal."
Throughout the day, there will be exciting challenges and interactive virtual elements to help supporters stay engaged. The "Tiger Nation Challenge" will turn a map of the United States "Tiger Blue" when donations are secured from each of the 50 states. Other initiatives include an Alumni Decade Leaderboard to highlight the decade of alumni who bring in the most donations and a donor wall highlighting individual gifts as they are received.
The inaugural Day of Giving event was held in April 2021 and raised more than $220,000 from nearly 1,000 donors. To learn more about the Driven by Giving campaign or to make a gift, visit memphis.edu/dayofgiving.
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