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UWF brings in record number of donors on third Day of Giving

The University of West Florida broke a record during its third Day of Giving on Thursday, April 15, raising more than $125,000 from donors worldwide. The University surpassed its goal of 1,000 donors, recording the most donors, with 1,170, during the 24-hour fundraising event. With a theme of “Battle of the Decades,” the University encouraged supporters to make a donation for their graduation decade or to support the decade when they first associated with UWF.

University Advancement promotes Argonaut-branded socks to those who donate gifts on UWF's annual Day of Giving.

“The generosity and support of Argo Nation through this year’s Day of Giving will provide students with scholarships for years to come,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “We are filled with gratitude for our donors who ensure a bright future for UWF.”

Day of Giving is an online, social media-driven effort that supports the University and its programs. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends directed their contributions to 11 categories, with more than 70 funds. The goal for the initiative is to bring all Argos together on one day and make a lasting impact for current and future students. The 90s decade came in first place, raising more than $27,000. The 2020 and students decade group brought in the most donors with 291 donors.

“We are very grateful for the invaluable support of our donors,” said Howard J. Reddy, vice president for University Advancement. “We look forward to this annual event that directly impacts our students and allows us to provide them with important resources to succeed.”

The University celebrated the event as part of UWF’s Founders Week, a weeklong celebration that serves as an opportunity to unite the UWF family, welcome alumni and visitors to campus, and give back to the community.

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