Franklin College will host its seventh annual Day of Giving Challenge, #GivetoGRIZ, on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
The money raised will go to the Franklin Fund to provide tuition assistance for Franklin College students who qualify for need-based assistance as well as other essential college needs that support the learning environment for students. Ninety-five percent of the college’s students receive some form of financial aid, many of whom would not otherwise be able to afford a college education.
This year, the college’s overall challenge goal is to raise $145,000 with at least 1,000 people making a gift on April 18. Meeting this goal will “unlock” over $50,000 from the college’s challengers, who have pledged money toward the challenge goals for this specific day.
The staff is planning to use social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, to market this 24-hour fundraising effort, as well as email and other college communication formats.
The one-day giving challenge began in 2013 with a successful effort, earning the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement a Silver Award in their district from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Each year the college has met and exceeded its goal. Last year was the most successful giving day to date for the college, raising $134,245 from 974 donors.
Those interested in donating to or having questions about the one-day challenge may contact Lee Ann Jourdan, assistant vice president for alumni engagement and annual giving, by phone at (317) 738-8755 or email at ljourdan@FranklinCollege.edu.