The Second Annual Curry Counts Day of Giving was a rousing success as the community-wide crowdfunding event brought together over 370 supporters who made gifts totaling more than $150,000. The contributions from Curry alumni, faculty, staff, students, families, and friends unlocked challenges and matching gift funds to support The Curry Fund, The PAL Fund, The Curry Fund for Athletics, academics, the student experience, and scholarships and financial aid.
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"I cannot express my gratitude enough to each member of this special community. You showed how much Curry Counts by prioritizing our students' needs,” says Sally Murray, vice president of Institutional Advancement and Alumni/Family Engagement. “This important new tradition celebrates the College, recognizes the impact of our community, and supports Curry's future."
The one-day philanthropic event featured a collection of #CurryCounts impact stories, special events on campus, and a series of challenges, including the “Paint the Provost Purple,” which secured over $14,000 in funding for scholarships and financial aid; the Athletic Director’s “Vinnie’s 15K for 15 Teams” challenge, which raised over $31,000; and the “Dye the Beard” challenge, which raised $12,000 for the Men's Lacrosse team when Head Coach Tim Murphy agreed to dye his beard purple. Other successful challenges included the Samson Family $10K Academics Challenge, and the Drewes Family "50 Donors for 50 Years of PAL" Challenge. Participation in Curry's Day of Giving exceeded our initial goal, raising critical funds for athletics, academics, PAL, the Student Emergency Fund, and more.
"For our second annual Curry Counts Day of Giving, our community came together and demonstrated incredible generosity and dedication to the College, and we're immensely grateful," adds Murray. "Thank you for making this such a successful day. We look forward to bringing another exciting Day of Giving next year."