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Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 770 gifts

By on May 17, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The ACU community successfully came together May 15 to #SupportWildcats for ACU’s second Day of Giving: ACU received more than 770 gifts, which surpassed our goal for the day.

Thanks to matching funds provided for the day, gifts going toward students will total more than $216,000. Gifts for ACU’s first Day of Giving in 2017 totaled more than $140,000.

Day of Giving collage“Seeing so many in our community – students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends – rally to support students is so inspiring,” said Jim Orr (’86), vice president for advancement. “The amount of money that will go toward programs, scholarships and meeting critical needs is such a blessing to students. We’re so grateful.”

Gifts received will support students in one of three areas: funding academic, leadership and financial need scholarships; the Katie Kirby Student Care Fund, which provides critical, immediate resources to students in need (Learn more about the fund here); and the Exceptional Fund, which meets ACU’s greatest needs and provides ongoing funding for scholarships, faculty and programs.

The #SupportWildcats hashtag was a theme for the day, and members of the ACU community shared stories about why gave as part of Day of Giving.

Travis Crow (’88) of Fort Worth, Texas, was just on campus to see his son, Braden (’18), graduate Saturday. He wrote in a Facebook post: “For those of you asking what Braden needs for graduation, a donation in his name on this day of giving would be a huge honor to him.”

“ACU gave me five of the best years of my life,” wrote Heather Young (’14). “I am honored to be able to help other students have the same opportunities by giving back to the best university.”

“It feels great to join the tradition of supporting students and sharing what makes ACU so special,” wrote Alicia (Phillips ’02) Pierce.

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About the Author: Sarah Carlson is communications coordinator for the office of advancement at Abilene Christian University, her alma mater. She returned in 2015 after almost a decade working in journalism and corporate communication.
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