Philanthropy Day 2017: Celebrate Donor Generosity Today!

Posted on 2/22/2017 1:59:31 PM

Philanthropy Day 2017, T-Shirt Design

Today is your chance to say thanks to donors--people who place their philanthropic support behind the IUP experience. Stop by Stapleton Library Commons and write a thank-you note to IUP donors, and, while you're there, enjoy refreshments. Those who complete a thank-you postcard will receive a Philanthropy Day t-shirt, while supplies last.

The celebration takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. President Michael Driscoll, Professor Justin Fair, and students who have benefited from scholarship support will make remarks at 11:00 a.m. This event will also kick off the Give to the Grove student philanthropy project, which supports the tree inventory and health of IUP’s iconic Oak Grove.

You can continue the conversation in social media by telling IUP donors why you are thankful for them by using #ChangeOurWorld. Bring a friend and use the photo booth to get your picture for Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to check out the Snapchat geofilter while you’re there, too!

Last year, 8,716 alumni, employees, students, parents, friends, and corporations and foundations made gifts of varying sizes in support of IUP.

“Philanthropy Day is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet up with so many people across campus to offer our thanks to those who support the IUP student experience and make it even better,” said Emily Smeltz, director of Annual Giving. “Our donors invest in our students and in our collective work because they know that we are educating tomorrow’s leaders and problem solvers. We are able to provide an experience that wouldn’t be possible without their philanthropy. Whether they support a scholarship or a program, donors to the Foundation for IUP are difference makers. IUP Philanthropy Day is our chance to offer due thanks and also to educate our entire campus community about the impact that philanthropy has on us all. It’s really a win-win for all involved.”