FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University has joined forces with the international organization GivingTuesday in declaring May 5 a day of grass roots philanthropy in response to covid-19.
Tarleton’s Global Day of Unity focuses on the Student Emergency Fund, university food pantries and the Tarleton Promise Program, all of which respond to the financial needs of students affected by the coronavirus and the economic impact of the pandemic.
“During these challenging times Tarleton continues to focus on the needs of our students with opportunities like the Student Emergency Fund,” said Dr. Kelli Styron, vice president for student affairs. “Meeting basic needs like food and shelter are at an all-time high, so please consider supporting one of these funds to help our future Texans.”
To donate, visit Tarleton’s online giving site, https://donate.tarleton.edu/.
“Every gift makes a difference for our students during this unprecedented time of ongoing struggle for students of all ages, backgrounds and classifications,” Styron said. “From freshmen through our graduate students, we see students who need assistance with everyday items. Some of these are small, and some are very large. Don’t underestimate your impact. Your gift can truly make a difference.”
The online event is meant to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen the Tarleton family with a collective spike of generosity, citizen engagement and support for the students Tarleton nurtures.
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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