St. Joseph’s College hosts its second annual Giving Day fundraising campaign on April 29, an initiative focused on helping students to stay in school and on track to complete their degrees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Giving Day campaign is a 24-hour fundraiser, celebrating St. Joseph the Worker Day. The goal is to raise funds from donors to support the SJC Fund and many other worthy causes, including the College’s COVID-19 Student Emergency Assistance Fund, Food Pantry, Online Book Fund, Nursing Department and Campus Ministry.
The inaugural Giving Day at St. Joseph’s College last spring was a huge success; more than 1,100 donors contributed over $75,000 during the high-energy fundraising event.
“This year, the College is focusing on our students and ways to respond to their needs related to COVID-19,” said Flavio Bollag, the College’s executive director of development. “Donors can support everyday needs like food, transportation and technology support, or they can give to tuition aid or other programs.
“We also want to highlight the great work that students do as part of the Campus Ministry, and how our nursing programs are preparing students to be next on the front lines of public health.”
Under the social distancing measures taken by New York state due to the coronavirus pandemic, Giving Day is an online-only event this year. You can click here to make a donation.
Many people in the St. Joseph’s community have expressed a desire to help the College and its students during these uncertain times, Bollag added. Each gift is vital to help the College reach its goal, no matter the size of the donation.
“We are excited to provide another day for the SJC community to come together to support our students,” Bollag said.
The fundraiser closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 29.