UIU Giving Day set for April 25-26

Since 1857, Upper Iowa University has prepared students to succeed − in the classroom and in the world. Beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, alumni and friends of the University will have 1,857 minutes to make a difference in the next generation of UIU students and programming.

As part of Giving Day 2018, UIU will incorporate a number of interesting, fun challenges that will be unveiled as the event approaches. Challenges raise the stakes, because as they are completed, they often unlock major matching gifts from generous UIU donors. Challenges are in some cases based on participation rather than the size of the gift; thus, a small donation has just as much impact as a larger one in beating the challenge and unlocking a large matching gift.

Event organizers suggest there are three ways people can show their support for Upper Iowa during Giving Day 2018 − follow the UIU Alumni & Friends Facebook page and other UIU social media to receive regular updates on the progress of individual challenges, share favorite UIU photos via social media by using the hashtag #UIUGivingDay and make a gift of your choice before the event concludes at 5:57 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

Visit the UIU Giving Day webpage at uiu.edu/givingday. UIU supporters who would like to learn more about providing a challenge or matching gift should contact alumni@uiu.edu or 563-425-5388. Additional information on Giving Day 2018 will be announced as the event draws near.

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