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We are one

We are one

Michelle Tedford March 13, 2020

University of Dayton alumni and friends are ready to double down for giving day 2020, to be held April 2. After eclipsing last year’s goal of 1,850 donors — a number significant to the year UD was founded, 1850 — this year the University is looking for 3,700 donors giving any amount to any fund during One Day, One Dayton.

“That act of joining once more in community means we advance our mission,” said Miranda Zink, director of annual giving. “We open our doors to more deserving students. We provide hands-on experiences to inspire all Flyers to lead and serve as soon as they graduate. And we build upon the excellence of our current people and programs.”

The theme for this year is “I Am One,” one member of the Flyer family joining with others — “We Are One” — to support today’s students. As with last year, this giving day will include a social media campaign where Flyers and friends are encouraged to share their giving and their own “I Am One” statements tagging #1Day1Dayton.

Last year, 5,638 donors raised $866,284 in 24 hours during the University’s inaugural One Dayton, One Dayton campaign. See sidebar for the funds your gifts supported.

During UD’s inaugural giving day, your gifts helped support:

14 students serving in rural Appalachian communities.


College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Summer Fellows for undergraduates pursuing research.


Leonardo Enterprises student innovation project creating adaptive board games for children.


Flyer Promise Scholarships.


FactSet database for investment students in the Davis and Hanley centers.


Campus Ministry student pilgrimage to Catedral de Santiago de Compostela along the Camino de Santiago in Spain.


Ron Burrows Scholarship for Accounting Students.


Women’s Center programming.


Marian Library.


Rugby Endowment Fund to support student scholarships.


ETHOS technical-service immersions.


Scholarships for future teachers through the School of Education and Health Sciences.


Financial aid for students of the online law degree program.


Christmas on Campus fund.


Model UN club programming.


Malawi Research Practicum student support.


Michael and Patricia Mutek School of Law Scholarship.


And much more.

Learn about the success from giving day 2019