The Troy University family once again rose to the occasion on Thursday, helping to surpass the goal on the University’s fourth annual TROY Giving Day.
Under the theme, “Helping a Generation Lead Change,” the University raised $226,868 from 264 donors in the 24-hour period, exceeding the $200,000 goal.
“The Trojan family has always answered the call to demonstrate their support, and we are grateful for all who helped to make this year’s Giving Day a tremendous success,” said Walter D. Givhan, Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development. “The generosity shown enabled us to surpass our Giving Day goal for the fourth straight year. Each gift helps to make a difference as Troy University seeks to help prepare new generations of students who will lead change.”
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.
All-purpose matching funds of $7,500 provided by generous donors Intermark Group, Tang’s Incorporated, and an anonymous donor helped to boost donations made during Giving Day. In addition, gifts earmarked for the NPHC Plaza project were matched from $8,500 in matching funds, and alumni Jerry and Mary Williams matched donations earmarked for the Wilson-Williams Student Emergency Fund.