Supporters come together as “One for Brandeis” on Giving Tuesday

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Members of the Brandeis University community, including alumni, faculty, friends, parents, staff and students from around the world united with an exceptional outpouring of support for the university during Giving Tuesday 2018. Collectively, they made 1,597 gifts totaling $438,449 for scholarships, faculty support and other university priorities.

Madalyn Friedberg, president of the Brandeis National Committee and a university Trustee, provided a $100,000 challenge gift for the campaign and Steven Rabinowitz ’83 provided a $10,000 matching gift for students, both of which were unlocked when the respective goals of 1,250 overall gifts and 100 student gifts were reached. A group of Heller School for Social Policy and Management alumni provided a $2,000 challenge gift for the Brandeis Food Pantry once 100 Heller alumni participated in Giving Tuesday.

“We are tremendously grateful to all of our supporters who came together as one on Giving Tuesday to help Brandeis advance its mission,” said Zamira Korff, senior vice president of institutional advancement. “This remarkable day of philanthropy will provide more opportunities for our students to fulfill their academic potential and for our faculty to advance their research and scholarship.”  

Giving Tuesday set a new university single-day fundraising record, breaking a mark set the previous year. The number of supporters increased from last year’s Giving Tuesday by 45 percent and total giving increased by 31 percent. Individuals from 41 states and 12 countries showed their support to Brandeis during the international day of giving, a worldwide philanthropic effort held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Categories: Giving, Campus News
Date: November 28, 2018