Donors turned out in force for UMass Lowell’s second annual Days of Giving challenge, setting new participation and giving records.
Held April 10 and 11, Days of Giving attracted 2,719 donors who gave $314,070 in 48 hours to support student scholarships and their favorite colleges, clubs and athletic teams.
“We set our goals high this year,” says John Feudo, vice chancellor for advancement, “and our donors — alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends — still exceeded our expectations. What they told us, again and again, is that they really believe in this institution and our students. They’re excited for the chance to give back to the people and programs they care so much about.”
Supporters not only surpassed the 2,500-donor participation goal, they blew past challenge goals set for faculty and staff, young alumni, the Honors College and sports teams like field hockey, baseball and ice hockey—earning an additional $50,000 in matching funds. Student scholarships attracted the greatest number of both donors and dollar contributions.
Feudo points with particular pride to student participation. “At a time when many of our undergraduates are working to pay for their own education, they still gave more $11,000 in support of their fellow students,” he says. “That says so much about their character and the culture of UMass Lowell.”
For more information on how you can give back to UMass Lowell, visit uml.edu/give