Troy University is calling on all Trojans to support scholarships, athletics and academics on Giving Day, set for Tuesday, Oct. 10.
The sixth annual giving day has a goal of raising $275,000 in a day from 500 gifts across 35 states.
“Troy University is fortunate to have a passionate, dedicated base of alumni and supporters,” said Meredith Welch, Director of Annual Giving and Special Projects. “Last year the Trojan family came together to give generously, and this year we are looking for even more donor involvement, as well as support from our current students. Participation on any level is the key because not only do small donations add up, but alumni participation also plays a significant role in university rankings.”
With more than $20,000 in various matches throughout the day, gifts of $100 or more will receive matching funds of an additional $100 for donations. This year, specific matches are available for Trojan Warriors, Hunger Initiative to benefit the Trojan Pantry and Resource Center and the Wilson-Williams Student Emergency Fund.
Donors and alumni chapters have also extended challenges in specific areas, including Sorrell College of Business, Johnson Center for Political Economy, College of Education, College of Health and Human Servicesand College of Communications and Fine Arts. The Troy University Alumni Board of Directors, Pike County Alumni Chapter, Sound of the South Alumni Chapter and Montgomery Metro Alumni Chapter have all made challenges that will benefit scholarships. Details of each of these challenges can be found on at troy.edu/oneday.
Watch social media and email on October 10 for other matching funds announcements. Gifts can be designated to the donor’s area of interest— including scholarships, athletics, academic departments or student activities.
The best way to contribute to Giving Day is by going online to troy.edu/oneday to make a tax-deductible gift via the secure website.
In addition to making a gift, Trojans everywhere can support Giving Day by spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #TROYGivingDay or by signing up to be an Ambassador. Ambassadors help broaden the reach of Giving Day by emailing, sharing, forwarding and posting their referral link and what they love most about TROY to help create excitement to “Lead Change.”