Giving Day 2023 - Thank you!

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The University’s #URallin Giving Day 2023 last week was a huge success, and we have you to thank!

Staff, faculty, students, alumni, trustees, parents, and many more people rallied to raise over $408,000 from 1,733 donors. This is an incredible feat! Everyone had a smile on their face at Hunsaker Plaza during the All In Festival on Thursday, and the 58 matches and challenges created momentum all day! With all of your support, we surpassed last year’s numbers of 1,710 donors and $334,729.

And speaking of challenges, I offered five of our employees a very special prize if they gave a gift of $19.07 or more. Those five winners of an extra day off work are:

  1. Sara Andon
  2. Trisha Aurelio
  3. Dominic Lopez
  4. Eric McLaughlin
  5. Andrea Muilenburg


It took all of us together to make this Giving Day a success. Our Advancement team, including Jessica Pfahler, Director of Annual Giving, did an amazing job steering the ship, but so many of you rolled up your sleeves and picked up an oar to get us all the way to our goal. If you spread the word, gave a gift, became an advocate, gave a match or challenge, or stopped by the festival to show your support – thank you. We could not have done it without you!

If you are one of our lucky winners of a day off, please reach out to Laura Zamora in HR.

Warmest thanks,

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Krista Newkirk