Daemen College’s second annual Day of Giving was a great success, raising more than $21,000 during the 24-hour campaign.
The one-day fundraising effort held on April 25 brought in an average gift of $120 per donor. Supporters helped Daemen reach two challenge gifts, including a $1,000 challenge from a board trustee when the campaign reached its goal of 100 donors and $4,000 from the Daemen Cabinet when the effort marked 150 donors.
“During this one-day campaign, our supporters showed the big difference that can be made in such a short period of time in support of our students and Daemen,” said Craig Harris, vice president for institutional advancement. “Each and every gift was important, and we are truly grateful to everyone for contributing to this year’s success.
Gifts made to the Daemen Day of Giving will support student scholarships, academic and co-curricular programs, and facility enhancements. On campus donors received a special thank you note with an “I Gave Today” sticker to wear throughout the day to help spread awareness about the giving campaign.
“Thank you to all our faculty, staff, and other donors who made gifts to support this campaign and our college’s proud tradition of academic excellence,” said Daemen President Gary Olson.