Franklin College will host its sixth annual Day of Giving Challenge, #GivetoGRIZ, on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
The money raised will go to the Franklin Fund to provide tuition assistance for Franklin College students who qualify for need-based assistance as well as other essential college needs that support the learning environment for students. Ninety-five percent of the college’s students receive some form of financial aid, many of whom would not otherwise be able to afford a college education.
This year, the college’s overall challenge goal is to raise $125,000 with at least 850 people making a gift on April 19. Meeting this goal will “unlock” over $50,000 from the college’s challengers, who have pledged money toward the challenge goals for this specific day.
The staff is planning to use social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, to market this 24-hour fundraising effort, as well as email and other college communication formats.
The one-day giving challenge began in 2013 with a successful effort, earning the Franklin College Office of Development and Alumni Engagement a Silver Award in their district from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Each year the college has met and exceeded its goal. Last year the college raised $115,184 from 818 donors.
Those interested in donating to or having questions about the one-day challenge may contact Emily Trinkle, Director of Annual Giving by phone at 317.738.8049 or email at etrinkle@FranklinCollege.edu.
(Posted March 13, 2108)
POSTED Apr 13, 2018