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Friday, October 28, 2016

Alfred State: Day of Giving to launch Nov. 29

Whether it’s making a donation, showing Pioneer Pride, or helping to spread the word, Alfred State’s inaugural Day of Giving is all about coming together as a college community to make a difference in the lives of its students.
Speaking to the importance of the event, Alfred State Director of Annual Giving Trish Haggerty noted that every gift, no matter the size, makes an everlasting impact on the college’s students, their education, and their Alfred State experience.
“For those who have never given before, Day of Giving is an excellent time to do so,” she said. “For past donors, this is a great opportunity to take their giving to the next level and reach even further into the lives of our students.”
In helping to reach its goal of $50,000 from at least 300 donors Nov. 29, Alfred State is making it as easy as possible for people to give. Donations can be made online at www.alfredstate.edu/give, or over the phone when speaking to one of the college’s volunteer callers that day. Also, any donations received between Nov. 1 and 29 will be held until the Day of Giving, so people can get a head start on being a part of the action.
Making a gift is just one way to support this important initiative. The college’s website on Nov. 29 will feature a toolkit for people to download social media cover images, as well as a profile badge showing they gave, so that they can share the big day on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #Give2AlfredState.
Additionally, the website will feature real-time updates and allow visitors to track what groups are having the biggest impact. Visitors to the site will also be able to be a part of unlocking challenges, matching gifts being awarded, and will see live videos that day.
For more information on Alfred State’s Day of Giving, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 607-587-3930 or at ia@alfredstate.edu.
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