IUP is jumping into
#GivingTuesday, an international day of giving, and the university needs your
help to spread the word and inspire philanthropic gifts in support of IUP
students and promote good works in the greater community.
“Throughout the day, you’ll see e-mail and messages in IUP’s social media venues
that encourage supporting IUP,” said Emily Smeltz,
director of Annual Giving. “I hope you’ll share those messages with your friends,
family, and colleagues, and I encourage everyone to respond by giving, too.
After all, our students are the future. But I also want to stress that Giving
Tuesday isn’t only about dollars. It’s about people giving their time and
talent, too, particularly our students.”
Smeltz pointed out that philanthropic support of
scholarships gives students the time and flexibility to access an array of opportunities
that prepare them to be well-rounded leaders of the future. In turn, she said, students have a proven track record
giving back to the IUP and greater communities through their time, their talent,
and their own treasure.
“We all know about Black Friday and its newer counterpart,
Cyber Monday. Today is your chance to learn about the newest, and arguably the
best day, IUP Giving Tuesday,” Smeltz said. “Let’s put IUP in the forefront of
this international effort.”