NDSU’s sixth annual Giving Day raised more than $1.7 million and secured more than 1,950 unique gifts, a record total. Ahead of the event, benefactors committed more than $1 million in matches and challenges to help amplify the impact of each gift across campus.
“What our alumni, friends, faculty, and staff have done on Giving Day is a true testament to the strong future ahead for North Dakota’s land-grant university,” NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani said. “Their confidence in NDSU and the investments they’ve made is truly extraordinary.”
Giving Day is a one-day, grassroots fundraising event to invest in students and enhance the NDSU experience. NDSU alumni and friends help build momentum and excitement for the day of giving by driving messaging on social media platforms and pledging gifts for matches and challenges that will inspire others to give.
“Giving Day is an annual opportunity for the Herd to come together,” said John Glover, president and CEO of the NDSU Foundation. “We are so grateful for all of Bison nation and their support of NDSU students during this exciting event.”
Support from the community on Giving Day inspires current NDSU students like Kayla Kuehl, a nursing major. “The best part about being a Bison is that we’re a strong community,” she said. “We always find ways to uplift each other.”
Every gift made on NDSU’s Giving Day counts toward the “In Our Hands” campaign, which has raised more than $450 million to support NDSU and is nearing its conclusion on Dec. 31.
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