Tarleton Giving Day donations eclipsed $500,000 mark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

STEPHENVILLE, Texas —Donors answered the challenge to “Be the Reason” as collections topped a half-million dollars in Tarleton’s fourth annual Giving Day April 16.

The 24-hour online fundraising challenge raised $503,282,to top last year’s total by more than $100,000. Since the event started three years ago, university alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends have given more than $1.25 million to Tarleton colleges, programs, scholarships or activities of their choosing.

In all, donors contributed 810 gifts to benefit 194 university and student programs.

“John Tarleton’s vision is still alive at Tarleton State University and the students we serve have many financial needs that our donors are helping us meet. Giving Day is about philanthropy that helps our students be successful now and in the future,” said Assistant Vice President for Development Janice Horak. “The kindness and generosity of donors made Giving Day 2019 the most successful to date.”

Giving Day 2019 attracted huge social media attention, with 62,780 “likes,” “shares,” “comments,” “tweets” or “views” compared with 32,091 a year ago.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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Contact: Phil Riddle, News and Information Specialist
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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.