Trojans can stand together during Giving Day Oct. 16

Troy University students showing their support for Giving Day 2019.

Troy University students showing their support for Giving Day 2019.

Trojans everywhere are invited to stand together and support students, athletics and university programs during Troy University Giving Day on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Last year’s inaugural Giving Day was an historic moment, during which the Trojan community raised $100,000 in a single day. That surge of support helped fund scholarships, programs and initiatives to improve the lives of TROY students, said Rebecca Watson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Development.

This year, the University is sending out the call to “Stand Up and Be a Trojan” with an ambitious goal of $125,000.

“Our first Giving Day was a tremendous success that made a positive impact in the lives of our students through the generosity of the Trojan family,” Watson said. “This year, we are calling all Trojans to once again rally together and help us reach our goal and show the world what TROY can achieve.”

The best way to contribute to Giving Day is by going online to and making a tax-deductible gift via the secure website. Matching funds of $25, 000 provided by generous donors Harrel McKinney, Cindy and Mike Dodds, Forrest Latta and Bill Wasden will boost donations made during Giving Day. The University will match a gift of $200 with matching funds of $200, doubling a donor’s gift.

Gifts can be made to the designation of the donor’s choice, and the match funds will follow.

Additionally, contributions will be accepted via cash or check at various locations around Veterans Memorial Stadium during that night’s home football game against the University of South Alabama.

In addition to making a gift, Trojans everywhere can support Giving Day by spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #TROYGivingDay.

“We will collect and share your posts, allowing visitors to view constant updates by the TROY community,” Watson said.

For additional questions, email, or call 334-670-5843.