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Lynn’s Fourth Annual Day of Giving Kicks Off This Friday

Lynn’s fourth annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraiser directly supporting scholarships, arts and culture, facilities and technology and much more, starts this Friday, Nov. 1 at midnight. 

Day of Giving’s #oneLynn campaign focuses on uniting the Lynn family under one goal: raising 400 donations in 24 hours. In addition to funding scholarships, donations from Day of Giving support students by enabling Lynn to recruit top-notch faculty, give students hands-on learning experiences, provide state-of-the-art study materials and spaces, promote arts and culture on campus and improve campus facilities. 

“Our alumni and friends continue to amaze us with their generosity and support for our Day of

Giving,” said Sherry Henry, associate director of annual giving. “They truly embody the Spirit,

Service and Strength of our campus. As we celebrate Founder’s Day and the university’s 57th year, we recognize that Lynn is the special place we know and love today because of our benefactors and the Lynn community. We look forward to their continued support for our fourth annual Day of Giving.”

Last year, the Office of Development raised over $35,000 from 250 donors using the platform GiveCampus. GiveCampus, a digital fundraising platform similar to GoFundMe, entrusts campus communities to come together and raise awareness for fundraisers and events. 

“We encourage everyone who loves Lynn to help us spread the word,” said Henry. “It’s the power we have together that makes fundraisers like this so successful.” 

Many of the donations made on Day of Giving aid current Lynn students’ education directly through scholarships and indirectly through program and facility funding. Donations to funds like the Alumni Pay It Forward Scholarship help make higher education a reality for some students. Erin Casey Pyper, a freshman majoring in early childhood education, received one of the two Alumni Pay It Forward Scholarships for the class of 2023. 

“I am grateful for those who gave me the scholarship,” said Pyper. “If it wasn’t for them, I would’ve worried about loans and paying for college. Thanks to this scholarship, I find myself enjoying college.” 

This year, callers will work from the Elmore Conference Room in the Christine E. Lynn University Center to contact as many potential donors as possible before the clock runs out. Sodexo is sponsoring meals for the calling program, and screens across campus – from the IBC to the University Center – will display information regarding the fundraiser. Stories on Lynn’s Instagram and Facebook and the Lynn Alumni Instagram and Facebook will cover the event as it progresses. 

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