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Giving Day Events

Giving Day Events

The entire UD community is invited to the One Day, One Dayton celebration Thursday, April 2! Wear your red and blue and join us at the Giving Day Central Tent on Central Mall from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Entertainment, games, food, a photo booth, and #1Day1Dayton photo printer will be available throughout the day.

One Day, One Dayton is a day for the UD family to come together and celebrate the progress we make by investing in ourselves, our work and our community — in just 24 hours.

Be one of 3,700 or more donors rising up as one voice by making a gift.

One Day, One Dayton Schedule of Events

Any event participation counts for health activity tracker points for faculty and staff!*

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Start giving day strong with Karen Spina and Theo, UD’s presidential pooch, for a campus 5K run/walk! Click here for more information or to register. You can also participate by cheering on the 5K participants along the course and congratulate our top finishers! Enjoy coffee, doughnuts and snacks as well as smoothies from the UD Sustainability Club’s blender bike. Participation in the 5K counts for health activity tracker points for faculty and staff in the “organized outdoor health event” category!

Join President Spina, our faculty and staff giving day ambassadors and student representatives and help us build momentum for One Day, One Dayton. Coffee, doughnuts and snacks will be provided.

Food Tasting Provided by ATG vendors

Rudy, student-athletes and coaches challenge you to come out for fun and interactive entertainment. Test your skills at basketball pop-a-shot, football toss, and other activities. Visit the America To Go vendors under the tent for lunch! Each vendor will provide complimentary samples of their finest offerings for all to enjoy while supplies last.

Dean Kathy Webb and members of the Klick, Koehler and Ruhlman Award committees will present the 2020 Library Awards. Come meet and congratulate this year’s student honorees. Each recipient will receive a $500 donor-funded scholarship.

Join us to celebrate the generosity and support of our campus community, not only today but every day. Help us recognize our giving day volunteers across campus and get updates on our goals including the breakdowns by department, class year, and challenges to encourage some friendly competition. Although the work and class day may be over for some, we’re here to keep the party going! There will be games, cake and ice cream and music by student DJs senior Will Perez and junior Sam Majewski for the UD community to enjoy.

Be one of many campus community members in a photo to share the energy of campus with our donors around the globe!

With CAB Spring Concert Announcement

Join the illuminating party on Central Mall as we enter the home stretch of the University’s second giving day with performances from the Pride of Dayton marching band and second-time Battle of the Bands winners, Kindergarten. CAB will announce the headliner for their April 25 Spring Concert at the celebration. They will also do a drawing for two meet and greet passes and hand out t-shirts while supplies last! Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Join the marching band after dark to create a red and blue LED 1D formation that we’ll capture by drone to motivate fellow Flyers near and far to finish the final hours strong so that we can light the way for future flyers!

Visit one of the Giving Day info tables:

  • Central Mall 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Kennedy Union Lobby 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Daniel J. Curran Place Riverview Café 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Roesch Library 2 – 5 p.m.
  • Marriott at the University of Dayton 2 – 5:30 p.m.

*Post on social media with #1Day1Dayton and a photo of you at the 5K, and send a screenshot of the post to If you don’t use social media, a photo of you at the 5K will also be accepted.


Annual Giving

Daniel J. Curran Place
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7054