FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 29, 2018
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Almost 150 donors kicked off the holiday season Tuesday with gifts supporting Tarleton State University students. In total, donors gave $164,173 to colleges, scholarships and student programs and activities, shattering last year’s mark of just over $26,000.
This was the second year for the university to participate in the annual global celebration known as Giving Tuesday, observed just after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Since its beginning in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown significantly, with donors throughout the world participating. More than $1 billion was given globally with U.S. gifts totaling a record $380 million.
As a result of donors’ generosity, three new scholarships will be established: the STEDCO Engineering Scholarship, the Carolyn Lesley Memorial Scholarship and the Daniel Jones “Never Give Up” Scholarship.
“Once again, caring people made generous donations to Tarleton to begin the holiday season,” said Janice Horak, assistant vice president for development. “We are grateful for all the Tarleton Texans from across the country who so generously gave in support of scholarships, study abroad opportunities, innovative programs and student activities. Our students will see an immediate impact from these donations.”
Of the 144 donations, more than 46 percent came from Tarleton faculty and staff, almost 34 percent from alumni, and the rest from students, their family members and friends of the university.
For a complete breakdown of donation dollars, go to www.givingday.tarleton.edu.
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.
Contact: Phil Riddle, News & Information Specialist