Giving Tuesday raises $140,000 for student scholarships

Giving Tuesday

Savannah Waggoner, UCCS Communique
Fifteen scholarships were supported by #GivingTuesdayUCCS in 2018. In the first three years, more than $238,000 was raised for student scholarships across campus. This year brings the four-year total to $378,300.

#GivingTuesdayUCCS raised more than $140,000 for student scholarships and programs, thanks to hundreds of donors and challenge sponsors.

The day of giving started with a faculty and staff breakfast, where the All Colorado Beer Festival, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, Jane Dillon and Clancy Herbst were recognized for their challenge gift support for student scholarships.

Gifts were made across the nation – even as far as Hawaii. More than 14 percent came from students, 29 percent from faculty and staff, 39 percent from alumni, and 16 percent from friends and community members.

Giving Tuesday

The highest number of gifts were made to the Garrett Swasey Scholarship Endowment. Giving Tuesday...