Record-breaking support for Southeastern Giving Day
Thursday, October 22, 2020
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Giving Day, an annual online event facilitated by the
Southeastern Foundation in support of Southeastern Louisiana University, was held
Oct. 21. According to university officials, the 2020 Giving Day achieved both more
participants and more funds raised than the 2019 event, itself a record-setting year.
While scheduled as a 24-hour event, the giving platform will remain open through Oct. 28 to provide more university supporters with an opportunity to donate to the cause.
“We are appreciative of the remarkable outpouring of support during this year’s Giving Day, especially during this difficult time,” said Development Coordinator Austyn Finnk. “Well over 900 individuals, a 22 percent increase since last year, have so far voiced their commitment to ensuring the continued success of our university, our students, and our community. Together we have raised over $150,000, a 46 percent increase since last year, and we are excited to see that number—and, more importantly, the level of positive impact it will have—continue to rise.”
This year’s event has allowed donors to select an individual college, department, organization, or project important to them, directly giving back to the areas toward which they feel most passionate. To participate in 2020 Giving Day, visit southeasterngivingday.org.
For more information, contact the Southeastern Foundation at 985-549-2239.