Allegheny College Community Joins Together To Set Records on Gator Give Day 2021
And those donors responded with record-setting generosity on April 22.
In all, 2,612 supporters made gifts totaling $1,004,425 to Allegheny during the annual fundraising event — shattering Gator Give Day records in both categories — and gifts continue to pour in.
In honor of this year’s graduating class, the College set a goal of 2,021 donors for the day. Members of Allegheny’s Board of Trustees made an additional $100 contribution for each of the first 2,021 gifts made on the day, accounting for $202,100 of the Gator Give Day total. This year, the College also implemented a new technology platform, GiveCampus, that allowed donors to make challenges to inspire gifts from classmates, athletic teammates, and other affinity groups.
“We came into Gator Give Day knowing that the Allegheny community is generous. But even we were surprised and thrilled that so many alumni, trustees, employees, students, and friends of the College stepped up in such an incredible way,” said Allegheny Vice President for Institutional Advancement Matthew Stinson. “It was an electrifying, momentum-building day that demonstrates to students that they are a part of a worldwide network that cares deeply about them and Allegheny. It also shows what’s possible when Gator alumni reach out to other Gator alumni asking them to join with them in investing in Allegheny College.”
Throughout the day, Allegheny College faculty, staff, alumni, and friends thanked donors as gifts arrived on a Gator Give Day live feed on YouTube. Donor names were written on a whiteboard while others expressed gratitude by displaying signs and Allegheny Gator gear.
Visit the Gator Give Day website to learn more.