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One fine day

One fine day

Nicole L. Craw July 25, 2022

A One Day, One Dayton sign sits in front of the chapelOn April 6, Flyer Nation saw what a difference just one day can make during this year’s One Day, One Dayton. After final tallies, 6,634 donors from all 50 states donated $2.2 million during UD’s annual giving day to support current and future Flyers. 

Sage Beardsley, a 2021 graduate and volunteer with the UD Alumni Association, said she was thrilled to see the entire community unite as one.

“I was simultaneously amazed and proud, but also — it’s Dayton — so I knew our alumni and students would come together,” said Beardsley, a UD champion on social media. “It was amazing what we were able to do.”

With just weeks until their graduation, the Class of 2022 led all classes on the class leader board, fueling the philanthropic momentum of the day with 172 student donors supporting their fellow Flyers. Overall, 412 students donated, unlocking more than  $15,000 in matching donor gifts to support student success.

“I would not be where I am today without the donors of UD.”

“So much of my undergraduate career was impacted by giving,” Beardsley said. “I would not be where I am today without the donors of UD. That has been my biggest motivator when it comes to giving back.” 


6,634 total donors

$2.2 million raised

From all 50 states

1,092 new donors

33% participation by faculty and staff

93%of donors gave less than $1,000

$840k in challenge and matching gifts

Community competition winner: Nashville, Tennessee — 5.87%

Top 5 classes with most donor participation: 2022, 1993, 1998, 1992 and 1989

Celebration of community