Change Our World: IUP’s June 8 Donor Challenge Looks to Impact the Student Experience

Posted on 5/13/2016 3:06:07 PM

Change Our World, Pick Your Passion, $25K Donor Challenge, 2016

Through social media, direct e-mails, and more, IUP will challenge alumni, friends, parents, and anyone who has a stake in the future to participate in its annual donor challenge, which takes place for from 7:00 a.m. to midnight on June 8, 2016. 

The theme of this day of giving is Change Our World, and all gifts to the Foundation for IUP will be matched by an anonymous donor, up to $25,000. You pick your passion—scholarships, academic programs, or an athletics team. However you designate your gift, the anonymous donor will match it.

How Can You Help?

Participate by giving. To quote the late Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Indeed, we agree: When you give, you ensure students have access to the best educational resources and receive the best preparation to go on to change the world.

Invite your friends to participate by sharing the content you see in social media. Use your influence to make a difference.

Power in Numbers

The challenge will directly and positively impact the IUP student experience, but it also will bring IUP closer to attaining critical performance funding. Annually, IUP competes for performance funding allocations which are awarded by the State System of Higher Education based upon our achievement of certain benchmarks—one of which is the number of individuals who make a gift to the Foundation for IUP. IUP was awarded more than $677,000 this academic year simply because of the number of people who gave gifts last year.

Although gifts won’t be matched before June 8, you can always opt to GIVE NOW.