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Beginning at Noon! Help IUP Raise $15k in a Day!

15k in a dayBeginning at noon today through noon tomorrow (April 2 and 3, 2014), IUP alumnus Ric Clark ’80 will match the first $15,000 in gifts received to IUP as a part of the $15k in a Day Giving Challenge

As an entrepreneur turned senior managing partner and CEO of global real estate holdings for Brookfield Asset Management, Clark credits his success to his IUP experience and education. Conscious of the rising costs associated with education combined with the disruption of educational funding, he wants to support IUP students in a meaningful way—and he’s challenging you to join him. With Clark, you can help turn $15,000 into $30,000 of critical support for our students and campus community.

This is a unique opportunity for you to double the impact of your University Family Drive gift.  

Faculty and staff are invited to watch for an e-mail message at noon today for the link to make your match-eligible gift, and consider acting quickly. The first $15,000 received will be matched, and many alumni and friends capitalized on last week’s opportunity to give through the challenge during a sneak peek preview. 

“We are grateful to Ric Clark for stepping up to make this motivational challenge. It demonstrates his belief and confidence in the work that we all do each day and is a testament to the value that he places on an IUP education”, said Emily Davis Smeltz ’01, M’02.

Here’s how you can be a part of the challenge: After noon today, give your gift through the link available in an e-mail message you will receive or directly from the challenge website: www.iup.edu/15kInADay. 

Gifts received prior to noon will not be match eligible.


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