St. Joseph’s University, New York will host its fifth annual Giving Day on Wednesday, March 29, with more than 20 projects set to benefit students.
The annual event sees alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and local community members come together to make a difference and help support the collegiate endeavors of the University’s students.
Among this year’s initiatives for the 24-hour fundraising campaign are opportunities to support various academic and student travel projects across both the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses. There are many ways to support Giving Day through projects in the areas of Student Life, Athletics, Academics, Clubs and Activities, Campus Ministry and more.
“Giving Day is a great day for us; besides being a lot of fun to watch the results in real time and see the inspiring generosity of our SJNY community, it is rewarding to see our work help raise funds that directly help students and faculty with projects they are launching on campus right now,” said Flavio Bollag, assistant vice president for advancement and engagement at St. Joseph’s.
“It really is all about collective effort, and the power of so many donations — of all sizes — coming together for a big impact,” he added.
Last year’s Giving Day raised more than $100,000 from nearly 700 donors.
“The average gift last year was between $40 and $50, and many students and alumni participated with gifts of $10 – $25, but in the end, more than $100,000 went to new campus initiatives,” Bollag said. “Every gift matters, and we are happy to create these opportunities and help tell these stories.”