Day of Giving Exceeds Total Number of Gifts Goal

By | April 26, 2019
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Daemen College’s third annual Day of Giving was a tremendous success, surpassing the overall goal of 175 total gifts and raising nearly $25,000 during the day-long campaign.

A total of 308 gifts from students, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and parents were received during the fundraising effort held on April 10. Each donor on campus received a special thank you note and an “I Gave Today” sticker in appreciation for their support and to help raise awareness about the giving campaign.

“On Daemen Day of Giving, our entire college community came together and made a tremendous impact on the lives of our students,” said Meghan Kloss ’15, director of annual giving. “Every gift, no matter the size, was vital to this campaign, and we very grateful to our supporters for making this year’s effort such a huge success.”

The generosity of donors helped Daemen to meet two challenge gifts, including a $1,000 challenge from Dr. Thomas Stewart ’74, chair of the Daemen Board of Trustees, when the campaign reached the 100 donors mark. A second $1,000 challenge from alumna Jacki Rizzo ’70 was achieved when 125 donors was reached.

Daemen Day of Giving donations will directly support the Daemen Fund, student scholarships, athletics, and facility enhancements.