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Day of Giving

day of giving

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, Duquesne University alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends virtually came together to make the first-ever Duquesne Day of Giving an overwhelming success. On that one day, 1,023 gifts were made and $109,122 was raised to support Duquesne University, our programs and students.

With the excitement of that day still fresh in our minds, our second Duquesne Day of Giving -- on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 -- intends to shatter those records!

Want to help make this happen? Here is how you can assist in the months leading up to the big online event:

  • Join the #DUQDayofGiving Team: Stay informed about all things Duquesne Day of Giving and learn how you can help spread the word by joining our Facebook Group.
  • Make A Challenge: Thinking about making a larger gift to Duquesne University? Want to maximize that gift and use it as a way to motivate others to donate? Consider these challenge options:
    • Dollar-for-Dollar Challenge: If you want to see more money raised, commit to making a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge gift of $2,500 or more that will incentivize donors to give to The Duquesne Fund or the school, organization or sports team that means the most to you.
    • Participation Challenge: Or, if you want to inspire more people to participate, then consider committing to a participation challenge that donors must "unlock." Examples: you will donate $2,500 or more if: 100 young alumni donate; 100 alumni from a particular city make a gift; 100 people donate to a particular school, organization or sports team. It's up to you who you would like to inspire!

Contact David Jakielo, A'05, GA'10, assistant director of annual giving, for more information. 

Thank you again to everyone who donated on the 2016 Duquesne Day of Giving. We know with your support we can set a new record on 2.7.17. Please keep checking this page for additional details.