IUP Community Celebrates Donor Generosity at Philanthropy Day 2018

Posted on 2/16/2018 2:19:45 PM

The IUP community is invited to celebrate donor generosity on IUP Philanthropy Day this Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Donors that make investments in our university allow us all to imagine unlimited possibilities. At IUP Philanthropy Day, faculty, staff, and students are invited to celebrate their generosity. The celebration takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Stapleton Library Commons. Dean Deanne Snavely will lead off the program at 11:00 a.m. followed by two student speakers.

IUP students and Norm saying thank you at IUP Philanthropy Day

At the event, you will have the opportunity to write a thank-you note to an IUP donor to tell them what their generosity means to you and to our students. While you’re there, enjoy refreshments and take a turn in the photo booth. There will be free t-shirts for those that complete a thank-you postcard, while supplies last.

IUP Philanthropy Day t-shirt "Imagine Unlimited Possibilities"You can continue the conversation and tell the world why you are thankful for IUP donors on social media using #ImagineUnlimited. Be sure to check out the SnapChat geofilter while you’re there, too!

Last year, 8,070 alumni, employees, students, parents, friends, and corporations and foundations made gifts of varying sizes in support of IUP.

“I love Philanthropy Day. Our donors make so much possible for our students, faculty, and staff; it seems only fitting that we come together as a community to celebrate them and to write personal messages of thanks, ” said Emily Smeltz, director of Annual Giving. ”We are able to provide an experience that wouldn’t be possible without their philanthropy. The day also offers us the chance to educate our students about all of the ways our donors impact their student experience. We hope they have a meaningful understanding afterwards.”