The University of West Florida invites alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends to make a difference during its fourth annual Day of Giving, which will take place on Thursday, April 14. Day of Giving is a 24-hour online fundraising initiative and social-media-driven effort that supports the University and its programs. The UWF community is invited to make gifts online at dayofgiving.uwf.edu, directing their contributions to any of the 11 categories, with more than 80 funds.
The theme “Battle of the Decades” will return this year, giving donors an opportunity to defend or claim the top decade spot. UWF alumni are encouraged to make a donation for the decade they graduated in. Each decade’s progress will be displayed throughout the day on UWF’s Day of Giving website. UWF supporters who are not alumni are encouraged to support the decade when they first got involved with UWF such as when they visited the UWF campus, attended a UWF event or when they made their first gift to support the University. For each gift of $30 or more, participants will receive a pair of exclusive Argo print socks. Last year, the 90s decade raised the most dollars, while the 20s decade had the most donors.
Argos and friends are encouraged to invite others to give and spread awareness of the initiative online using #UWFDayofGiving.
The event is part of UWF’s Founders Week, a weeklong celebration that serves as an opportunity to bring the UWF family together, welcome alumni and visitors to campus and give back to the community. For more information on Founders Week, visit uwf.edu/foundersweek. For more information about UWF Day of Giving, visit dayofgiving.uwf.edu.