Spalding raises more than $31,000 on school-record Giving Day

Steve Jones

Spalding University’s 2018 Giving Day was its most successful ever – by a long shot.

Over 24 hours on Thursday, the university collected $31,161 in contributions, surpassing its $30,000 goal and far exceeding last year’s then-record Giving Day total of $17,465.

Giving Day focuses on encouraging donations from within Spalding’s own community of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. Money raised on Giving Day will help support student scholarships as well as capital projects, including renovations to the historic Tompkins-Buchanan-Rankin Mansion and construction of the proposed athletic fields complex on South Ninth Street.

“We’re grateful to our faculty, staff, students and alumni for all the ways they support the university and its mission, and the record success of this year’s Giving Day is a testament to their pride in Spalding,” Spalding Chief Advancement Officer Bert Griffin said. “This money will help support students and keep Spalding moving forward.”

Giving Day is part of Spalding’s faculty and staff fundraising campaign. In 2017, 78 percent of Spalding’s faculty and staff gave back to the university.

Giving Day 2018 came on the heels of the university announcing that it had surpassed $30 million in an ongoing fundraising campaign that was launched in 2014.

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