Jeff Keen, director of annual giving programs, UNI Foundation, 319-273-6078, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual day of giving, #LivePurpleGiveGold, on Wednesday, April 3. The day of giving will begin at midnight and conclude at 11:59 p.m. UNI has set a goal of reaching 1,200 donors supporting the university during the 24-hour event.
The day aims to bring UNI students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends together to support and impact UNI. Similar to past years, donations made during #LivePurpleGiveGold will help unlock challenge grants that impact areas across campus. If the 1,200-donor goal is reached, the university will receive a challenge grant of $12,000. Other challenges can be unlocked to benefit individual colleges, alumni clubs, athletics, students, faculty and staff.
#LivePurpleGiveGold hopes to build on last year’s effort. During the 2018 day of giving:
- 1,050 donors participated, setting a new single-day record for gifts to UNI for the second year in a row
- Gifts were made from 45 different states
- 100+ funds were supported
- 667 alumni made a gift
- 319 faculty and staff members made a gift