FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, November 14, 2020
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University supporters are invited to kick off the holiday season on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1 — a global day of philanthropy — by giving to their favorite academic program, student activity or scholarship.
The 24-hour event is an international online fundraiser.
“Generous donors make the difference in Tarleton offering an education of excellence for our 14,000 students,” said Dr. Gabriel Cagwin, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “Academic programs and student activities help transform today’s students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. And scholarships are a perfect way to give back to those who need it the most. Every donation made on Giving Tuesday will positively impact the lives of our students and provide them with the greatest experiences possible while on campus.”
To give, visit https://givingday.tarleton.edu/ between midnight and 11:59 p.m. Dec. 1.
This is the fourth year for the university to participate. Last year more than 170 donors gifted Tarleton programs more than $228,000.
Since its beginning in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown significantly with donors throughout the world. It has raised more than $1.5 billion in 70 countries.
In 2019 U.S. online gifts totaled $511 million. This year organizers expect more than 3.5 million gifts nationwide.
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 14,000 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