Spalding Giving Day 2020 | Donating ‘empowers the next generation of leaders, innovators and difference makers’

Steve Jones

Spalding University has been providing higher education in downtown Louisville for 100 years. Thursday is a day to support the institution for the work it plans to do in the years to come.

Spalding will kick off Founders’ Day Weekend – and a yearlong celebration of Spalding’s 100th year downtown – with its annual Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraiser extending from 12:01 a.m. Thursday to midnight. Funds raised will support students and programs.

The Spalding community and the public can make a donation at . Most of the contributions on Giving Day go toward Spalding’s Blue and Gold Fund, which has the most need and which supports projects around campus that enhance the student experience.

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As it celebrates its 100th year downtown, Spalding has set the goal of receiving 100 individual gifts on Giving Day.

“Spalding’s Annual Giving Day focuses on the impact that gifts to Spalding make on the lives of students,” Chief Advancement Officer Caroline Heine said. “The dollars raised on Giving Day support tuition assistance, academic programs, student support services and other areas that directly affect the experience of Spalding’s diverse, inclusive community of learners. It’s important to know that any gift in any amount makes a difference.  We are grateful for our alumni, friends, faculty and staff whose generosity empowers the next generation of leaders, innovators and difference makers.”