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Mon, April 22, 2019
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The University of Cincinnati’s Day of Giving, a 24-hour celebration of community and philanthropy celebrated April 2, netted $415,839 from 2,107 donations, including $16,250 earmarked for law school projects.
“In just two years, the UC Day of Giving has proven to be a huge success for our annual giving program,” explained Verna Williams, dean and Nippert Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. “We are pleased to participate in an effort that connects law alums from all across the country, while also highlighting the present need for additional scholarship dollars.”
The university’s online, social-media-driven effort centered on three areas for the law school:
Donors could also contribute to any area other area, interest, or center within the law school.
Throughout the day, hourly challenges and various matching gift programs inspired donors to give back and support their favorite college or unit across the university.
“Our goal was to continue to broaden our interaction with our friends through significant monetary contributions in whatever way they define as significant,” said Dean Williams. “We are truly grateful to all of our students, parents, faculty and staff, alumni and supporters for their extraordinary commitment. We see our involvement in the university’s Day of Giving becoming greater each year and is yet another step forward for our law school.”
Dean Williams also pointed out the example Tuesday’s philanthropic effort set for today’s students and tomorrow’s donors.
“As our students begin their lifelong tenure as College of Law alumni, they will savor the lessons that were most meaningful to them inside and outside the classroom,” Williams said. “We hope the Day of Giving’s emphasis on scholarships is one of the numerous positive memories they hold about their stay with us.”
Although Day of Giving has ended, there’s still an opportunity to make a donation. If you would like to make a financial gift to the scholarship fund for Taft Scholars, the Class of ’78 or in honor of Dean Al Watson, visit the online giving portal at https://foundation.uc.edu/give, or contact Tom Giffin, senior director of Development.