Day of Giving to Celebrate 150 Years of UToledo

March 17, 2022 | News, UToday, Advancement, Alumni
By Joe Bellfy

Since its founding in 1872, The University of Toledo has been empowering individuals to make an impact on the world. UToledo’s fifth annual Day of Giving campaign is your opportunity to support that mission.

Rocket students, alumni, faculty, staff and other supporters are invited to participate in the 36-hour fundraising effort, which begins at 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, and ends at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

“Last year’s campaign broke records thanks to our supporters,” UToledo President Gregory Postel said. “We want to keep that momentum going in 2022 as we help our students, researchers and healthcare providers reach new heights in the next chapter of UToledo.”

In 2021, Rockets everywhere helped propel Day of Giving to new heights, with a collective total of 3,334 donors contributing $1,322,241. The donor total exceeded the campaign’s original goal of 2,021 by nearly 65%. The 2022 goal is 3,500 donors.

“I’ve already made my personal contribution to this campaign, as the needs of our campus community have never been greater,” said Floyd Akins, vice president for university advancement. “With Rocket Nation behind us, we’re dreaming big for what Day of Giving will achieve.”

Gifts may be designated to any of the more than 2,000 University of Toledo Foundation funds available, supporting the causes and programs Rockets care about most.

Early donations still count toward Day of Giving, and payroll deduction is available for UToledo employees through Wednesday, March 30. Visit for the payroll deduction form, FAQs, giving options and more information.

Participation is an important goal for the campaign, which generates support for nearly every college and program on UToledo’s campuses. Gift matches and challenges are ideal options, as they double a donation’s investment and impact. Challenges and matches will be posted on the website throughout the campaign.

Supporters are encouraged to use #RocketForward on their social media accounts throughout Day of Giving to share their UToledo spirit, spread the campaign’s impact and highlight the students, programs or colleges about which they’re most passionate.

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