Clayton State University is poised to give more students greater opportunity to achieve their dreams. A total of $153,047 in gifts were raised during the University’s third-annual 24-hour day of giving, #Give4Dreams.
From March 1 to March 2, 319 donors gave to support thirteen projects including student travel, academic research, national competitions and scholarships.
“This is a day that lets us transform the lives and dreams of our students, our faculty, and our staff,” said Dr. Tim Hynes, president of Clayton State University.
#Give4Dreams started off strong at 8 a.m. on Thursday with a $7,500 gift from Georgia Power that went to the President’s Excellence Fund and the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences Excellence Fund for scholarships, travel to conferences, study abroad, and other experiential learning opportunities.
By 3:30 p.m. that day, Clayton State had met 88 percent of its goal with $131,412 in gifts. All total, the University surpassed its initial goal by 102 percent.
Corporate partners including Sutherlands Foodservice Enterprise Car Rental, along with the Clayton State University Foundation, and the Clayton State University President’s Cabinet provided an additional $5,500 in incentives that projects could win.
“You can’t do epic by yourself,” Hynes said.
#Give4Dreams Fundraising Facts
Projects with the highest donation amount: Scholarships ($68,100), Dream of Your Choice ($22,655) and Excellence Funds ($18,000).
Incentive challenge winners:
- Early Bird Incentive - Student Affairs
- Lunch Time Incentive - Spivey Hall
- Daytime Crunch - Senior Class Gift
- Afternoon Stretch - College of Business
More information about Give 4 Dreams including a link to the 8-hour live broadcast can be found on the Clayton State YouTube page. A special 30-minute Facebook Live session with the hosts of the live broadcast is featured on the University’s Facebook page.
View the photo gallery of the fundraising event.