Grambling State University Communications
Alumni, students, and friends of Grambling State University helped GSU shatter its fundraising goal during GSU’s recent second annual 1901 Day of Giving.
Organizers had targeted a goal of 1,000 gifts to be invested across six impact areas at the University — Academic Excellence, Access and Opportunity, Annual Fund, Presidential Priorities, Student Experience and Engagement, and Tiger Athletics.
What they received was 165% of that goal and $415,099 was raised overall.
Those numbers represented 1,648 total gifts — 93% of those giving were new donors.
“The global reach of the Grambling State University brand was evident and on full display during this year’s 1901 Day of Giving campaign,” said GSU Interim Vice President for University Advancement and Innovation. “Generous investments from GRAMFAM and friends of the University originated from nearly every state in North America as well as from regions of Africa and Europe. I am so grateful to every individual that played a role in securing critical resources for Grambling — thank you for answering the call to give.”
The average gift amount made to the university was $251.88, funding 32 student-centered projects.
A large donation from Urban Edge Network, LLC helped make this year’s 1901 Day of Giving the success it was.