Carroll University donors generously donated more than $100,000 to help support student scholarships and The Carroll Fund as part of the 2020 #GivingTuesday campaign.
The university aimed to raise $80,000 during the one-day global event and surpassed this year’s goal with the help of 228 donors for a grand total reported from the Dec. 1 event of $129,904.
“We were delighted by the number of alumni. parents and friends who participated in #GivingTuesday,” said Victoria Dowling, vice president for institutional advancement.
“This incredible outpouring of support reminds us all that there is Power in Participation and when Pioneers decide to accomplish something they are successful. These gifts will ultimately support every facet of the Carroll experience and we are grateful for each and every person who participated in this global effort by making a gift in support of Carroll University and its students.”
This year marks the university’s fourth year of participation in #GivingTuesday and promotes charitable giving worldwide for schools, non-profits, and organizations primarily through social media and collaboration with supporters. Alumni and other members of the Carroll community have supported the university’s participation in #GivingTuesday by contributing more than $200,000 for student scholarship support in the previous three years. This year, Carroll included donations to benefit scholarships and also The Carroll Fund, which is critical to Carroll’s mission. The Carroll Fund directly support areas that include classroom upgrades, technology infrastructure, assisting student organizations, and attracting top-notch faculty.
Said Carroll President Dr. Cindy Gnadinger, “A huge thank you to Pios near and far who supported #GivingTuesday. In this most challenging of years, this support means the world to our Carroll community. Thank you for your generous support of Carroll.”
More than $48 million is awarded annually in institutional aid to students with the help of scholarship support generated by #GivingTuesday as well as well as endowed scholarships and other annual fundraising efforts. One hundred percent of Carroll’s students receive some form of financial aid.