Spring Hill College Magazine
By Ashley Rains
Spring Hill College’s third annual Give Day exceeded its fundraising goals, bringing in gifts totaling more than $236,000 from 795 donors. Give Day 2017, which began at noon on March 9 and concluded 24 hours later on March 10, surpassed its first goal of reaching 450 donors within the event’s first eight hours.
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations reported that, of those participating in Give Day 2017, 69 percent were alumni of the College. The college also benefited from the generosity of a significant portion of new supporters, with 20 percent of total participants being first-time donors.
President Christopher P. Puto, PhD ‘64, stated, “The outpouring of support on Give Day has warmed my heart more than you can imagine. Each dollar raised is a testament to the outstanding Jesuit educational experience students encounter on The Hill.” He went on to say, “as an alumnus and the President of Spring Hill College, I am deeply proud to be part of this special day with the Badger family.”
All gifts received for Give Day support the Spring Hill College Fund, which provides a critical bridge between tuition revenue and the actual costs of running the college. The fund provides support to the operating budget and directly impact students, faculty and numerous programs.