UArts Raises $96,338 in First Annual UArtist Day of Giving

March 12, 2020

The University of the Arts hosted its first annual UArtist Day of Giving on Feb 25—a 24-hour event that asked the UArts community to come together and give back to programs that enhance the student experience. 

The University surpassed its goal of 500 gifts, with 702 gifts and $96,338 raised in total by the end of the event. Of the 702 gifts, 180 faculty and staff members gave donations totaling over $18,000 for the school or fund of their choice. In addition to faculty and staff donations, 273 students made a gift, with the option to donate a meal swipe from their dining plans, which generated a $5,000 gift to the UArts Cares Fund to help their fellow students. 

Students who were affected by contributions via scholarships spoke about their experiences. “For the donors that support [us], I want to give them a huge thank you, because they do not know how big of an impact that makes on a student. It was so important. At one point, I was about to give up and I didn’t know if I was going to be able to come back at all. I received the Alumni Association Scholarship, which helped me come back to school and finish my senior year,” said Tonya Mayo BFA ’19 (Vocal Performance). 

During the giving period, donors raised funds for the schools of Art, Critical and Professional Studies, Dance, Design, Film, Music and Theater Arts; UArts Cares; and the President's Fund for Excellence.

President David Yager said, “It is because of your excellence, creativity and passion that UArts is the place of choice for our students—the thinkers, doers and dreamers that will advance human creativity for generations to come—and I am grateful for your participation.” 

Watch the Day of Giving Video