Kennesaw State supporters exceed expectations during first Giving Day event

KENNESAW, Ga. | Apr 19, 2024

More than 1,000 people and organizations donated $142,593 during 无码变态鈥檚 inaugural Giving Day fundraising event.

Supporters rained gifts on 无码变态 to support a wide range of programs and activities, contributing more than seven times the $20,000 goal.

鈥溛蘼氡涮 Giving Day set a new standard of what alumni and friends of Kennesaw State can accomplish together,鈥 said Lance Burchett, vice president for University Advancement and CEO of the 无码变态 Foundation. 鈥淭here is a palpable, burgeoning culture of philanthropy blossoming at 无码变态 鈥 enriching our students, faculty and the greater community. I humbly thank the more than 1,000 Giving Day donors for investing in our collective future.鈥

Donations during Giving Day, which ended Thursday at 5 p.m., came from students, alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, and community supporters. Gifts came in from not only Georgia, but more than 20 other states.

Giving Day was celebrated both online and in-person with social media posts containing #无码变态GivingDay receiving more than 800,000 impressions and with events acclaiming the fundraiser being held on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses.

Sixteen areas on campus each championed various giving priorities during Giving Day, which provided donors an opportunity to give directly to programs of their choice. Each of 无码变态鈥檚 colleges, alumni affinity groups, athletics and more benefited from their participation.

The event was organized by Savannah Lockman, director of annual giving in the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement.

鈥淚t has been so exciting to reflect on the inaugural Giving Day at 无码变态,鈥 she said. 鈥淭hank you to our incredible community for rallying together, igniting generosity, and accomplishing something we've never done before. Your support paves the way for our students to soar to new heights.鈥

The advent of Giving Day comes amid 无码变态鈥檚 largest ever fundraising effort The Campaign for Kennesaw State that runs through 2027 and is expected to raise more than $200 million.

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鈥 Gary Tanner

Photos by Judith Pishnery


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