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Third Annual “Curry Counts” Day of Giving Breaks Fundraising Goal at $160K+

students pose at annual Day of Giving event
April 06, 2023


Academics | Athletics | Student Engagement

The Third Annual Curry Counts Day of Giving was a resounding success as the community-wide crowdfunding event brought together over 400 supporters who made gifts totaling more than $160,000.

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.

Related: View the Day of Giving Photo Gallery and Video

"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 Engagement. “This important 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 Reel Athlete” challenge, which secured over $30,000 in funds for athletics. Director of the Student Center & Student Development Ryan Ford was taped to a Curry-branded wall in the “Ford on the Board” challenge, which raised over $4,500 for the student experience, while generous matching gifts allowed us to hit our goals for PAL, scholarships and financial aid, and academics.

"Our community came together and demonstrated incredible generosity and dedication to the College, and we're immensely grateful," adds Murray. "We’d like to give a special shoutout to this year’s Curry Counts Day of Giving Curry Champions, including staff members Vinnie Eruzione, Grace Lincoln, Ryan Ford, and students Jackson Greeno and Julia Johnson for their tremendous efforts in marketing and promotion for this successful event.”

A special thank you to our 2023 Day of Giving Sponsors:

The Drewes Family
Trent Scott '96 and the Joseph C. Scott Foundation
Foley and Foley, P.C.
Voya Financial
Noonan Family of Companies
Moussa Seck '10 MBA'12
Brown & Brown
Scott ’91 and Kim Samson