November 30 2016
On behalf of current and future students, we extend a heartfelt thank you to the alumni, parents, employees, and friends of Elmira College who supported yesterday’s #GivingTuesday event. Thanks to your generosity, we not only met, but surpassed our fundraising goal.
Once again this year, two members of the Elmira College Board of Trustees pledged a $20,000 gift, if 100 gifts were received during the one-day event. Once that goal was met, another Trustee pledged an additional $10,000 if 125 gifts could be reached.
The Elmira College community accepted the challenges and ended the day with 136 gifts totaling $23,865. Matched with the $30,000 Trustee gifts, a total of $53,865 was raised for scholarships and other educational opportunities.
This year marked the fourth year that Elmira College participated in #GivingTuesday. The global giving holiday has proven to be a successful event for the College, helping to raise more than $180,000 since 2013. All the gifts, large and small, combine to make an immediate and direct impact for our students. Thank you for continuing to support a top-tier liberal arts education at one of the most beautiful small private colleges in the country.