Donors raise over $414K in annual TROY Giving Day

Over 500 gifts were given from 30 states and two countries.

Over 500 gifts were given from 30 states and two countries.

The Troy University family banded together on Tuesday, helping again to surpass the goal set for the University’s sixth annual TROY Giving Day.

Under the theme “One. Day. One Purpose. One Troy.,” the University raised $414,206 from 508 donors from 30 states—and France and Germany—in the 24-hour period, exceeding the $275,000 goal.

“The TROY nation always answers our call for support, and we are grateful for all who stepped up to make this year’s Giving Day a tremendous success,” said Meredith Welch, Director of Annual Giving and Special Projects. “The generosity shown enabled us to surpass our Giving Day goal for the sixth straight year. Every gift, no matter how big or small, makes a difference as Troy University continues to prepare new generations of students who will lead change. Our students are even helping to make a difference through the Students Step Up campaign in which they gave to support both the Hunger Initiatives and Students Alumni Endowed Scholarship.”

Donors were able to designate gifts for scholarships and academic departments in each of the University’s five colleges, as well as to the Alumni Association, athletics and other university initiatives.

Matching gifts were provided by Donna Horn, Dr. Heather and Onick Lewis, Mary Ida and Jerry Williams, Intermark Group, Dr. Kerry Palmer and the Father and Son Foundation.

Challenges were issued by Dr. Manuel Johnson, Jason Bennett, School of Nursing faculty and staff, Sound of the South Alumni, Dr. Michael Thrasher, Dr. Imogene Mixson, Drs. Cheryl and Clinton Carter, Troy University Alumni Board of Directors, Pike County Alumni Chapter and the Montgomery Metro Alumni Chapter.

For more information on the Giving Day and the Challenges issued, visigt