Day of Giving Support Grows to $859,990

October 21, 2019 | Events, News, UToday, Advancement, Alumni
By Laurie B. Davis

Alumni and friends, faculty and staff, students and UToledo retirees came together to support “Rocket Forward: You Launch Lives,” the third annual Day of Giving fundraising campaign. A total of 2,778 donors contributed $859,990 to the campaign, which took place Oct. 15 and 16.

The goal of the campaign was to create awareness about the impact philanthropy can have at UToledo when the University’s community members support this annual fundraiser.

Alexa Gaydos, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Letters, wrote a thank-you postcard to donors during the Day of Giving Fall Festival on Centennial Mall.

This year, activities took place on both Health Science Campus and Main Campus. These included a fall festival on Centennial Mall with student organizations providing games and activities to raise money for the Student Activities Fund. President Sharon L. Gaber visited both campuses Oct. 15 to help spread the word about the fundraising campaign, which supports many individuals, programs and opportunities across campus.

Gifts, designated for a wide variety of uses, were made to this third annual Day of Giving, during which campaign advocates took to social media to encourage giving.

Brady basked in the glow of the sun and adoration surrounded by, from left, Andrew Oster, Lea Westerhold and Britany Ortiz. The dog-petting station was among many events to raise funds during the Day of Giving Fall Festival on Centennial Mall.

“We want to thank all of our University of Toledo students, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends who contributed to the 2019 Day of Giving campaign,” said Cheryl Zwyer, senior associate vice president for development at The University of Toledo Foundation. “Each year, we see Rockets join together in support of so many important programs across campus. Collectively, you have created opportunities for students and faculty to complete degrees, pursue innovative research projects, and impact many of the biggest issues facing our communities. We are grateful for your generosity.”

Contributions will support scholarships and faculty research across the disciplines that impacts the northwest Ohio region and beyond.

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