For the third year, the Alumni Association hosted Day of Giving for alumni to donate money, and raised over $270,000.
Craig Fisher, assistant vice president of Alumni and University Relations, said the past three years have been positive as they work to support students and build excitement for alumni.
“We have built out our plans for the first three years of the Day of Giving campaigns to be centered on donor amount goals instead of dollars raised,” Fisher said via email. “Our focus and intention is to get people involved and emphasize the importance of how giving back blesses our university and students, and that amount of the gift doesn’t matter, the gift does.”
In 2017, the goal was to have 500 donors, the second year was 700 donors and this year was 750. All three years, the goal was surpassed at 925, 770 and over 1000, respectively.
“It was an incredible day for us and with matching challenge gifts, we raised $270,000,” Fisher said.
There were four options to give to this year: The Exceptional Fund, current student scholarships, the Katie Kirby fund and ACU Sports.
Fisher said this was the biggest single day of donations, with the last two years trailing close behind.
“The excitement across campus this year was a big help to us,” Fisher said. “The faculty and staff responded so positively and generously to participate and enjoy the experience of the day. The way our campus and alumni worked together created a wonderful day of giving and blessed our students immensely. We had many ambassadors across the county help us on social media and encourage others to give, told their stories of why the love ACU and help us spread the word.”