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University of Dayton giving day aims for 5,500 donors

The University of Dayton will celebrate the impact donations have on students’ lives with the sixth-annual “One Day, One Dayton” 24-hour giving campaign Tuesday, April 9.

The goal is for 5,500 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UD to join in supporting the University’s mission. One Day, One Dayton is a part of UD’s We Soar comprehensive campaign to raise $400 million by 2025 for greater access to scholarships, academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities.

“Every gift matters, big or small,” said President Eric F. Spina. “Donations made last year contributed to students' travel to provide medical care to people internationally, paid for student interns working in campus ministry, helped provide students portable digital storytelling kits to improve their skills for future jobs, and much more. Whatever makes UD special in your eyes, this is your chance to pay it forward so more Flyers can share life-changing experiences.”

Donors can choose where their money goes, such as supporting the Flyer Promise Scholar program. Last year, donors contributed $3.5 million for student scholarships, research, experiential learning opportunities and more.

“UD has given me so much and I would like to give back,” said Michelle Puente, a junior studying elementary education. “Donations have given me experiential learning opportunities in classrooms as a future teacher; made possible campus ministry activities that have helped me grow in my faith and improve my spiritual health; and allowed me to be involved on campus and in the Dayton community. I am grateful for every gift to the University because I know it helps someone and creates the community we have on campus.” 

More information on One Day One Dayton is available online.


News and Communications Staff