UF to Host Day of Giving March 23-24
University of Findlay alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to #OilerUpGiveBack during the University’s annual Day of Giving event from noon on Thursday, March 23 through noon on Friday, March 24.
This 24-hour event is one of the largest fundraising events for the University each year, and raises donations that support students’ career goals.
Several generous donors already have pledged matching gifts, including Doug ’82 and Diane Thomas, who have committed up to $25,000 to UF to match dollar-for-dollar other donors’ gifts to the Findlay Fund.
University staff and students will kick off the event by “Ringing In Day of Giving” at the bell tower at noon on March 23.
UF alumnus Sam Yates, ’16, of Findlay, believes Day of Giving is an opportunity for donors to make an investment in the Findlay community, their alma mater, and support the University’s mission to provide students with meaningful lives and productive careers.
“Each year, I send a gift to the Findlay Fund, which provides the greatest impact to the University by providing scholarships, maintaining campus facilities, setting up internships and career placement, and so much more,” explained Yates, who now works at Marathon Petroleum Corporation and serves on the UF Alumni Board of Governors.
“When I was a student in the College of Business, I remember the impact these donations had on providing experiential learning opportunities to set me up for a successful career and learn the skills needed to become a business professional.”
Last year, 547 donors made gifts totaling $166,892.
Donations can be made online through the University’s secure, online service GiveCampus.
Donors can increase their Day of Giving impact by becoming an advocate. They can create a free online account by registering at GiveCampus Campaign to help spread the news on social media and challenge others to give. All gifts are tax deductible.
Learn more about #OilerUpGiveBack including how to contribute and how to become an advocate on the University’s Day of Giving FAQ page and follow the University of Findlay Alumni & Friends Facebook page for updates.
For more information, contact the Office of Annual Giving at 419-434-5653 or send an email to email@example.com.