Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of Upper Iowa University are reminded that you each have the opportunity to “Step Up” and make a positive impact in the lives of future UIU students during Giving Day. The University’s inaugural event began at 9 a.m. today (Thursday, April 27) and continues through 9 p.m. Friday, April 28.
Giving Day is a fun way to engage and challenge Peacock nation to “Step Up” – the theme of the 36-hour event – to support future UIU students and programming via gifts from at least 160 donors in honor of UIU’s 160th anniversary. The University will highlight more than 15 unique giving challenges such as having participation from all 50 states. As these challenges are completed, they will often unlock major matching gifts. Challenges are based on participation rather than the size of the gift; thus, a small gift has just as much impact as a large gift in beating the challenge and unlocking a large matching gift.
Event organizers suggest there are several ways people can show their support for UIU through Giving Day: spread the word about UIU Giving Day by making a gift of your choice during the event, follow the UIU Alumni & Friends Facebook page during the event to receive regular updates on the progress of the individual challenges and share your favorite UIU photos via social media during Giving Day.
Whether giving $5 or $5,000, the collective power of the Peacock community can provide a meaningful impact to the future of UIU through Giving Day. For additional information or to make a donation, visit uiu.edu/givingday.