AU hosts second annual Day of Giving, raises $177,000

On Thursday, April 6, Anderson University hosted its second annual day of giving event, Orange & Black Give Back. This year, 672 donors gave more than $177,000. Of those who gave, 218 were faculty and staff members, and 176 donors gave to the university for the first time.

Orange & Black Give Back is an 18-hour, high-energy viral giving experience where participation is the goal, not the dollar amount. Gifts were made to the AU Student Fund to provide much needed scholarship and grant funds, as well as to specific departments or athletic teams.

Anderson University alumni and friends connected with the university and with each other on social media using #AUGiveBack. Activities from that day can be viewed at

Last year, in Anderson’s first ever Day of Giving event, alumni and friends of the university exceeded the initial goal of 250 donors with a final total of 575 donors who gave over $111,000. This year’s donor goal was 650.

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World ReportColleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in businessmusic education, and theology.

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