1 | stay connected with alumni.lehigh.edu 2022 GIVING DAY
2 | stay connected with alumni.lehigh.edu 20181,603 gifts 1,460 donors $311,240 20191,689 gifts 1,535 donors $605,929 20201,581 gifts 1,271 donors $307,165 20212,192 gifts 1,518 donors $503,239 20222,565 gifts 1,806 donors $696,076
2022 Recap In just 24 hours, on April 27, 2022, we raised the most donors and dollars during any Giving Day! $696,076 DOLLARS RAISED 2,565 total gifts with an average gift size of $287.63 1,806 UNIQUE DONORS 58% - 914 Alumni 18.7% - 338 Faculty and Staff 9% - 163 Parents 8% - 151 Friends 5% - 91 Students THANK YOU! The success of our fifth annual Giving Day is a testament to the collective impact of the entire Lehigh community. This support shows your Lehigh spirit of generosity, dedication to create change, and commitment to ensure students have the best opportunities to innovate and engineer impactful futures. 47/50 states and 9 countries “I am proud to have North Dakotans experience the opportunity that my daughters received by attending Lehigh University.” Thelma Dimattio ’21P | ND “I am proud to give back to the place that launched my career and provides invaluable opportunities to the community to learn and explore diverse perspectives.” Stacie Brennan ’03 ’04 41 donors made a record $275,500 in challenge and matching gifts lehighgivingday.com | 3
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE Lehigh people know how to unite to get the job done – how to build momentum, exceed expectations, and build legacies of lasting impact. Even before students sat down for their first classes on Giving Day, we met our first challenges. We continued that energy all day, crossing off challenges late into the night. We achieved the following together: • The Lehigh community showed tremendous dedication, completing 92% of Giving Day challenges this year. • Completing initiatives immediately built a bolder, brighter future for Lehigh students, unlocking an additional $249,000 in matching gifts to enhance the student experience. • Student Experience » Marching 97, led by student Rose Rush ’23, had a stellar performance, with 65 donors raising $9,175. • Jewish Student Life » Jewish student life more than doubled their 2021 totals, with 67 donors pledging $15,777, including an anonymous donor who matched the first $5,000, dollar for dollar. • Pride Center » The Pride Center got a boost when Sandra Denton ’83 sparked support, challenging 20 donors to make gifts and contributing $2,000 when donors rose to the occasion. Overall, 72 donors raised $7,549 for the Pride Center. • Advancement of Black Excellence » Following the generous leadership of Roger Bohl ’59, who challenged 50 donors to support the Dr. Frank Douglas ’66 Endowed Scholarship, 113 donors raised over $53,500 – including a $50,000 gift from Bohl. THE CLASS OF 1967 won the Undergraduate Alumni Class Affinity Challenge THE CLASS OF 2011 won of the Young Alumni Class Affinity Challenge • Soaring Together » In celebration of 50 years of coeducation at Lehigh, Maria Chrin ’87 ’10P donated $50,000 to the Women of Lehigh Scholarship Fund after 500 women made a Giving Day gift. “These gifts literally change lives in incredible ways. Giving Day efforts have helped us to centralize our work around fundraising and help us to meet our annual fundraising goal.” –Scott Burden, Director, Pride Center for Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity 4 | stay connected with alumni.lehigh.edu
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6 | stay connected with alumni.lehigh.edu FOR THE STUDENTS For the first time since 2019, we had a space outside for students to engage with Giving Day challenges and matches. The plaza outside the Fairchild-Martindale Library buzzed with generosity throughout the day, as students immediately benefited from your support on Giving Day. FREE COFFEE Parents rallied to unlock both coffee vouchers and cookies and brownies for their students to enjoy! SOUTH SIDE DISCOUNTS Reaching 250 donors unlocked more than 10 discounts to South Side businesses for the entire Lehigh community to enjoy! BOOKSTORE DISCOUNTS When we reached 500 donors, a 10% Lehigh bookstore discount was unlocked to grab some new Lehigh swag! CASH GRAB BOOTH A cash grab booth for students to catch funds for their favorite Lehigh organization. Some engineering students even calculated the exact place to stand to catch the most funds. FOOD TRUCKS Just in time for the lunchtime rush, students unlocked french fries delivered by Lehigh food trucks! SPECIALTY DRINKS By supporting student-led crowdfunding initiatives, we unlocked specialty tea drinks from the local restaurant, Crave!
7 | stay connected with alumni.lehigh.edu THE GOOSE We asked LU “What’s your favorite Goose order?” The answer? NEW NEW NEW! A $5 off sandwich coupon compliments of The Goose was unlocked via completing this social challenge. PIZZA CHALLENGE Just before midnight, donors rallied to unlock finals week pizza for students, courtesy of Library and Technology Services. PET-A-POOCH A group of therapy dogs provided relaxation for stressed-out students between classes. Social Recap • 460+ total #LehighGivingDay posts across Instagram and Twitter • 527K total impressions (the total number of times users saw a #LehighGivingDay post on Instagram or Twitter) • 150+ total “donate now” link clicks across all Lehigh University Alumni Facebook posts • 60+ total comments on the Tony Silvoy Giving Day Challenge Facebook post, which prompted followers to reply with their favorite sandwich from The Goose. lehighgivingday.com | 7
8 | stay connected with alumni.lehigh.edu STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIALflippingbook.com