Troy University Giving Day set for Oct. 12

The fifth annual TROY Giving Day  has a goal of raising $225,000.

The fifth annual TROY Giving Day has a goal of raising $225,000.

Troy University is calling all Trojans to “Lead Change” by supporting scholarships, athletics, and academics on Giving Day, set for Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The fifth annual giving day has a goal of raising $225,000 in a day.

“Troy University is fortunate to have a passionate base of alumni and supporters,” said Greg Knedler, Associate Vice Chancellor for Development. “Last year the Trojan family came together to give generously on Giving Day to reach our goal of $220,000, and this year we are looking for even more donor involvement.  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.”

A variety of donors have contributed “matching funds” which will extend the impact of gifts on Giving Day, including $3,000 in “all-purpose” matching funds which will be used to match any gift of $100 or more while funds last. In addition, there will be $1,000 in matching funds available for gifts designated to the John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success and $5,000 for the Wilson-Williams Student Emergency Fund.

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 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.