Olivia Donia | staff writer
The annual Duquesne Day of Giving, held on Feb. 19, raised a total of $332,300 from over 1,700 different donations.
Many donors issued donation-matching challenges, pledging to match donations going towards a program or organization of their choice. This year, donation challenges were issued and met for the football program, the Gumberg Library, the School of Nursing, the women’s lacrosse team and many others.
The Red Ring was also donating 20 percent of funds from the restuarant’s Happy Hour on the Day of Giving.
The Interactive Day of Giving website kept track of all the donations coming in and mapped statistics such as where donations were coming from and which schools or organizations raised the most money. Athletics programs saw the highest number of gifts, followed by the Liberal Arts School and then the Duquesne Fund, a program which goes towards the university’s greatest needs.
As far as raw numbers go, over $72,000 was raised for athletics, $36,000 for the Liberal Arts School, $28,000 was raised for unspecified “other” programs, and nearly $25,000 was raised for the School of Business, though all Duquesne schools saw donations on the Day of Giving.
For Greek life, Tau Kappa Epsilon raised the most money, followed by Alpha Sigma Tau and Delta Zeta.
Donations came in from across the country, with the greatest number being of course from Pennsylvania, with 1202 donations coming from the Keystone State. Behind Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia saw the next highest number of donations. Overall, donations came in from 42 different states.
There were also a number of international donations as well; five donations were received from Israel, and four from Canada. Italy and Kenya had two donations each, while Colombia and Estonia each had one donor.
The Day of Giving will return again in 2020. Those seeking more information on the Day of Giving should visit the website at dayofgiving.duq.edu.