Last week, for the third consecutive year, members of the Louisiana Tech Family raised over $1 million during the annual Giving Day held April 20.
More than 1,400 gifts — and counting — contributed to the day’s success, and donors included students, faculty, staff members, alumni, parents, and corporate partners.
“Over the past two years, the Tech Family has continuously stepped up to support our students — from the 2019 tornado to the pandemic and Hurricane Laura,” said Les Guice, Louisiana Tech President. “This Giving Day, they have come together once more to impact our University. We are overwhelmed with gratitude.”
This year, student organizations rallied support through a new Giving Day initiative called Champ Change.
Groups with the most donors each won a portion of a $5,000 grant. Over $10,000 was raised to benefit 14 campus organizations through this student-driven giving competition.
“Philanthropy begins early at Louisiana Tech,” said Brooks Hull, vice president for University Advancement. “Our students have faced so many obstacles over the past two years. Yet, they still want to give back to the University they love. I believe they are inclined to do so because of the generosity they see from our loyal alumni and friends year after year.”
The success of the 2021 Giving Day follows two record-breaking Giving Days and the conclusion of Forever Loyal, Tech’s historic campaign that raised more than $175 million.
“The success of Giving Day doesn’t happen without a combined commitment to our beloved institution,” Hull said. “I am grateful for the leadership of so many donors, and we are humbled by the commitment that continues to be strong during uncertain times.”