Sam Houston State University Announces Inaugural Day of Giving on April 23, 2024

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Bearkats Unite for SHSU’s First-Ever Day of Giving – A 24-Hour Call to Philanthropy

HUNTSVILLE, TX – Sam Houston State University (SHSU) is excited to announce its first-ever Day of Giving, set to take place on April 23, 2024. This landmark event invites alumni, parents, friends, and fans of the Bearkats to come together for a special 24-hour period dedicated to philanthropy and support for the university.

In a unique twist that honors the university’s founding year, the Day of Giving will last for 1 day, 8 hours, 7 minutes, and 9 seconds. During this time, participants are encouraged to contribute to their preferred college, program, scholarship, or university initiative, making a tangible difference in areas that matter most to them.

Charlie Vienne, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at SHSU, emphasized the importance of the event. “Our inaugural Day of Giving is more than just a fundraiser; it’s a celebration of the Bearkat family and the spirit of giving that supports our university’s mission. Every gift, no matter the size, contributes to our collective impact.”

To kick off the Day of Giving, Charlie Vienne will appear on “Good Morning Huntsville” on April 23 to discuss the event’s significance and how the SHSU community can get involved. The interview promises to provide insights into the goals of the Day of Giving and the difference that each donation can make.

Participants eager to contribute ahead of the official date can make their gifts early, as the university has already opened the doors for early donations. This early giving option allows donors to start making their impact well before the day itself.

With a wide array of participating groups and initiatives, the Day of Giving offers numerous opportunities for donors to support the causes closest to their hearts. From academic programs to scholarships, every area of SHSU stands to benefit from the generosity of the Bearkat community.

For those with questions or looking for more information, the university has provided a comprehensive FAQ section on the Day of Giving website, along with contact details for the Office of Annual Giving.

As the countdown to the Day of Giving continues, SHSU encourages its vast network of alumni, parents, and friends to join in this historic event. Whether through donations, social media sharing, or simply spreading the word, every effort counts towards making the inaugural Day of Giving a resounding success.

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