University of Findlay alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends joined together on Tuesday, May 5, to support their annual Oiler Up, Give Back Day of Giving with #GivingTuesdayNow, an international emergency response to the unprecedented need cause by COVID-19. Donors came through in a big way to collectively raise over $210,847 from 436 donors in just 24-hours! Though the world seems to be at a stand-still, our community came together to show their tremendous support of UF.
“The generosity provided to UF from our donor family was outstanding,” said Dr. Marcia Latta, vice president for university advancement. “Gifts came flowing in from UF supporters of every stripe, from the trustees who helped lead the way, to alumni from coast to coast and community members here in Hancock County. Whether their interest was academics, athletics, the Mazza Museum, or another area, donors wanted to be sure that they were part of this special day to support our students.”
Individual gifts as well as matched funds by generous donors will help provide students with scholarships, support University growth, and provides a buffer for crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding and support went to many areas across UF including, but not limited to, the Findlay Fund, Findlay Forward Scholarships, and the UF Student Emergency Fund.
Kelly Warner, director of annual giving, stated, “We need support more than ever before, and Oiler nation came together in an extraordinary way, breaking records from previous years.” “The generosity of our donors never ceases to amaze me. Their generosity speaks to the good work being done in and out of the classroom and on the front lines of a global pandemic – and for that we are truly grateful,” Warner continued. “This support enables us to continue to fulfill our mission to equip students for meaningful lives and productive careers.”
If you would like to help support the University of Findlay, gifts can still be made HERE.