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Two students pose with "I Gave" stickers at Curry's Day of Giving
April 05, 2024


Academics | Athletics | Student Engagement

The Fourth Annual “Curry Counts” Day of Giving raised over $100,000 from 544 supporters, the highest participation total since the fundraiser’s launch in 2021. The community-wide crowdfunding event saw contributions from Curry alumni, faculty, staff, students, families, and friends, who came together and raised funds for institutional priorities such as academic programs, athletics, student financial needs, PAL, and more.

“The success of Day of Giving is a result of everyone in the Curry Community,” said Maura Donovan, Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement. “The hard work put into this event is because we want our students to have every opportunity to be successful. We are truly excited that we exceeded our donor goal for the 2024 Day of Giving.”

The 24-hour philanthropic event featured a variety of competitive challenges and matching gifts, including a feature video of Athletic Director Vinnie Eruzione facing community resource dog Graham Gonzalez in many grueling challenges. Thanks to a matching gift from former student-athlete Trent Scott ’96, a record 102 donors from the men’s soccer team, and over $50,000 in total funds for athletics, the Curry community watched Vinnie and Graham duke it out in a video that was released once the $30,000 goal was met.

The campaign also challenged the community to provide Graham with his own house, crafted by our students from the Alternative Spring Break program. With each donation, our students built a piece of the doghouse, using skills they’ve learned through Habitat for Humanity experiences.

 An all-time high 12% of our students contributed to this year’s cause, raising over $2,000 total, while the Class of 2027 headlined the Battle of the Classes with $626. Senior Andrea Wallace, a psychology major, chose to give this year “to help the Curry community.”

While each year features new and exciting challenges, the goal remains the same: to support our community and everyone in it. “We look forward to reaching new heights for next year’s Day of Giving,” said Donovan. “Thank you to all those who made this day a historic one!”