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BY THE NUMBERS First Day of Giving Finds Success
tagdayEVER GRATEFUL: Elizabeth Hecht ’16 (left, above), Alayna Hauke ’16 (left, below), Sarah Krulik ’17 (right), and University Dean Paul Burgett ’68E, ’76E (PhD) get into the sharing spirit at a photo station in Wilson Commons, one of several events where members of the University community celebrated Thank a Giver Day and the Day of Giving. (Photo: Jan Regan)

In late April, members of the University community—alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends —worked together in a 24-hour effort to encourge support for the University’s programs.

The first Day of Giving—taking place in conjunction with the first Thank A Giver Day—resulted in more than $750,000 in support. Here’s a look at the day’s numbers:

Day of Giving

  • More than 1,000 donors made gifts.
  • More than $739,000 was donated as of the end of the day.
  • More than $11,000 came from 151 donors contacted by student callers.

Thank A Giver (TAG) Day

  • More than 550 tags were placed throughout the River Campus to highlight facilities that were funded by donors.
  • 100s of students participated in TAG Day activities.

For more about the day’s events, including photos, social media, and other information, visit