The seventh annual giving day, #GivetoGRIZ, was held on April 18 and was the most successful one-day giving event to date for the college.
A total of $165,288 was raised, surpassing the goal of $145,000. Donations reflect an increase of 25.9 percent compared to last year. The total number of donors for the day was 1,012, an increase of 4.8 percent from last year and surpassing the goal of 1,000.
“Our seventh annual #GivetoGRIZ 24-hour giving challenge was the most successful to date, thanks to the generosity of the 1,012 donors who supported Franklin College,” said Dana Cummings, vice president for development and alumni engagement. “It’s truly incredible to watch the difference made on our campus through philanthropy on this special day. The entire Grizzly Nation came together this year, and we are grateful!”
The money raised during this one-day giving event goes toward the Franklin Fund to help provide tuition assistance for Franklin College students that qualify for assistance. Ninety-five percent of Franklin College students receive some form of financial aid, many of whom would not otherwise be able to afford a college education.
The staff involved in putting this event together used social media, especially Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to market this 24-hour fundraising event.
The one-day giving challenge began in 2013, and earned the office of development and alumni engagement a silver award in their district from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
While the one-day giving challenge is over for the year, donors wishing to make a donation to the college’s Franklin Fund during this current fiscal year still have until June 30. To give online, visit franklincollege.edu/giving/ or call (317) 738-8040.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.
POSTED Apr 22, 2019