Record support, record donor numbers on Giving Tuesday
You proved it this week on Giving Tuesday, when 1,073 donors gave a more than $47,000 to support their favorite programs. Those totals shattered last year’s milestones, when 400 donors provided $30,824 in the annual one-day campaign.
“We had a fantastic outpouring of support for Giving Tuesday,” said Brett Anderson, CSU’s vice president for university advancement, noting that every gift – regardless of amount – makes a difference. “We are so very grateful to the more than 1,000 donors who showed such tremendous generosity for our students in need. A sincere ‘thank you’ for your impactful gifts.”
Rams Against Hunger boosted
The featured program on Giving Tuesday was Rams Against Hunger, which provides meal cards to students who experience food insecurity. Thanks to donations totaling $26,908 from 655 people, CSU can now provide 3,844 meals to students in need.
Rams Against Hunger was created to serve students experiencing food insecurity, defined as being without reliable access to sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Nearly 10 percent of CSU’s students experience food insecurity.
Support for Giving Tuesday has increased dramatically the past two years. In 2014, 125 donor provided slightly more than $10,000. In just two years donor numbers have increased by 800 percent while dollar totals have more than quadrupled.