Brandeis makes it grand on Giving Tuesday

Thanks to the generosity of Brandeisians around the world, Brandeis was able to #MakeitGrand by surpassing our goal of 1,000 gifts on Giving Tuesday.

Alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty and staff made 1,099 gifts, a 46 percent increase from last year’s Giving Tuesday total of 754 and the biggest single fundraising day in University history, based on the number of gifts. In all, Brandeis raised $391,045.

“It is gratifying to see so many members of the Brandeis family – both on campus and off – participate in Giving Tuesday, the international day of philanthropy,” says Zamira Korff, senior vice president of institutional advancement. “Their collective generosity will support our unique educational culture, which combines boundless inquisitiveness, a desire to improve the world, and a commitment to collaboration between faculty and students.”

Some interesting Giving Tuesday information:

-- Gifts were received from all 65 Brandeis graduating classes.

-- Gifts came in from 35 states, led by Massachusetts, New York and California.

-- The Class of 2017, which graduated in May, led all classes in the number of gifts received. The Class of 2018 and Class of 2021 were next, followed by the Class of 2013.

Categories: Giving
Date: November 29, 2017