GreyhoundsGive 2018: $244,748 raised from 1,891 donors
Loyola University Maryland raised $244,748 from 1,891 donors during the fourth annual GreyhoundsGive one day of giving on April 12, surpassing the set goal of 1,852 donors. Gifts primarily benefitted the Evergreen Fund, which provides immediate support to the numerous scholarships, initiatives, programs, offices, and departments at the core of Loyola’s mission.
Total donors and dollars raised set a new 24-hour record for Loyola as the University’s Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign nears the completion of its $100 million comprehensive goal.
“As we enter the last lap of the campaign, the support we received yesterday for Loyola University Maryland is truly inspiring.” said Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., senior vice president for Loyola. “This is the culture of philanthropy and engagement we are building as a community, and I’m grateful for the many generous people who demonstrated their support for Loyola.”
At 3 p.m., members 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 $50,000.
Alumni from the Class of 2017 made the most gifts of any alumni class year, followed by the Classes of 1999, 2014, 2003, and 2010. More than 300 current Loyola students made gifts, with the Class of 2018 contributing over 130 gifts on Thursday towards their senior class challenge. In addition to students, more than 200 current parents made gifts as well. Over $24,000 came from 655 Loyola Athletics Alumni Giving Challenge donors.
More information, including a board of social media posts and the GreyhoundsGive promotional video, is available on the GreyhoundsGive challenge site.