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Greyhounds Give 2017: $241,000 raised from 1,500 donors

| By Nick Alexopulos
Greyhounds Give 2017

Loyola University Maryland raised $241,215 from 1,508 donors during the third-annual Greyhounds Give one-day of giving on April 20. Gifts primarily benefitted the Evergreen Fund, which provides immediate support to the numerous initiatives, programs, offices, and departments at the core of Loyola’s mission.

Total dollars and donors this year set a new 24-hour record for Loyola.

“Many times I have said that the future of Loyola University Maryland is only as bright as its supporters want it to be. Thanks to the many generous people who gave yesterday, the future of Loyola is extremely bright,” said Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., vice president for advancement at Loyola. “I am grateful for their enthusiastic participation in Greyhounds Give, and for their continued investments in exciting new opportunities that enrich the Loyola educational experience for our students.”

At 3 p.m., a member of Loyola’s Board of Trustees pledged to match every gift dollar-for-dollar from that time through midnight. By day’s end, the match total eclipsed $80,000.

Alumni from the Class of 2015 made the most gifts of any class year, followed by the Classes of 2014, 1992, 2011, and 2008. More than 300 Loyola employees made gifts. Nearly $10,000 came from 134 Loyola Athletics Alumni Giving Challenge donors.

More information, including a board of social media posts and the Greyhounds Give promotional video, is available on the Greyhounds Give website.  

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