Giving Day 2018 begins at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 25) and continues through 5:57 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Once again, UIU will incorporate a number of interesting, fun challenges that will be unveiled as the event approaches. This year’s goal is 500 donors.
More than 10 unique giving challenges that will be unveiled online at uiu.edu/givingday. As they are completed, these challenges often unlock major matching gifts from generous UIU donors. As an example, UIU Board of Trustees Michele Matt, Mary Cheddie and Josem Diaz have committed to matching the funds raised by UIU’s Class of 2018. Other 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 several ways people can show their support for UIU through Giving Day. In addition to making a gift of their choice during the event, participants can help spread the word by using the hashtag #UIUGivingDay, follow the UIU Alumni & Friends Facebook page and other UIU social media to receive regular updates on the progress of individual challenges, and share their favorite UIU photos via social media during Giving Day.