APRIL 5, 2021 — UTSA Giving Day is almost here. Roadrunner Nation is invited to come together April 6–7 to celebrate connections to the university and raise record funds to benefit students, faculty and staff.
Here’s what you need to know to be ready to take early action in support of UTSA Giving Day.
Facebook Live Broadcast
Tuesday, April 6 will kick off with a live broadcast on UTSA’s Facebook page featuring the Spirit of San Antonio marching band and President Taylor Eighmy. Rowdy will also be on hand to celebrate the official launch at 10:11 a.m. Eighmy has issued a challenge to help start the day strong: If 25 gifts come in during the live broadcast, he will play the cymbals with SOSA. Tune in and share the broadcast.
Other challenges have also been designed to entice early gifts:
Each college is also offering challenges that have been made possible by donors. The projects with the largest number of donors, dollars raised and most improved will be awarded $5,000 each. If a gift is secured from each state, $5,000 will be unlocked for the Student Emergency Fund. All challenges and opportunities can be viewed on the UTSA Giving Day website.
To make sharing about UTSA Giving Day easy, the university has developed a toolkit. “Having our community spread the word on social media or by email and text is as important as making a gift,” said Heather Green, director of annual giving and a member of the UTSA Giving Day task force. “When Roadrunners hear from their peers, a former professor or other Roadrunners in their network that UTSA Giving Day is making a difference, it moves people to action.”
Completing the first social media challenges can earn additional funds for projects that are close to Roadrunner hearts:
“This is a community-wide effort and every gift, every social media post and every mention can make a difference” said Green. “When Roadrunner Nation works together, amazing things happen, and it’s the case too with UTSA Giving Day. Every project that is participating has a direct link to student success. Students are counting on us to ‘build the nest’ so that they can graduate even more prepared to take on whatever challenges they encounter.”
Similar to The Big Give San Antonio in which giving to the nonprofit community is encouraged, UTSA Giving Day will unite alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends to “Build the Nest” in support of their favorite colleges and programs. Gifts keep many outstanding educational experiences offered by the university even more affordable for students.
Participants can direct gifts to more than 50 projects under the UTSA Giving Day effort, including all academic colleges, the UTSA Libraries, the Spirit of San Antonio marching band, the Roadrunner Pantry, Friends of Music, UTSA Athletics, the Student Emergency Fund, the Family Fund, UTSA Alumni Association scholarships and more.
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