Annual Duquesne Day of Giving Celebrates Five Years of Generosity

Since its inception, the University’s annual Day of Giving has generated 5,588 gifts and raised $901,558 for scholarships, academics, athletics and other campus programs. The University community is invited to continue this generous tradition through participation in the annual one-day virtual fundraising campaign.

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Duquesne alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends are encouraged to visit on Thursday, Feb. 20, and make an online donation to show their support for the University and its students. Donors have the option to make an unrestricted gift to The Duquesne Fund (which helps the University meet its most pressing needs) or designate a gift to the school, organization or sports team of their choice.

Faculty and staff can help the fifth annual Duquesne Day of Giving by:

  • Signing up to become an official Duquesne Day of Giving ambassador
  • Joining our Facebook group to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Duquesne Day of Giving
  • Issuing a challenge gift to motivate others to give to your favorite area of campus
  • Texting duqdayofgiving (no spaces) to 51555 to get a text message reminder about the Duquesne Day of Giving
  • Taking a photo with a Duquesne Day of Giving sign and posting it on social media with hashtag #DUQDayofGiving
  • Marking that you are “going” on Facebook.

Visit the Day of Giving website often to see how much has been raised for each specific major area of campus, the status of matching gift and participation challenges as they are unlocked, a donor heat map highlighting the states from which donations have been made and other real-time updates.

Donors are invited to celebrate at the Day of Giving happy hour at The Red Ring from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. The Red Ring will donate 20 percent of happy hour food and beverage sales to Duquesne.

“Our fifth annual Duquesne Day of Giving has the momentum to be our biggest yet and serve as another landmark day to support our students and programs,” said Dave Jakielo, assistant director of annual giving. “We are so grateful for our faculty and staff who play a key role in making the Day of Giving a success each year through their generosity and efforts to spread the word about the big day.”

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