“75 Days of Giving” campaign starts Oct. 18

Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:30:00 PM

In honor of the University’s 75th anniversary celebration, a special “75 Days of Giving for Stritch” campaign began Oct. 18 and runs until Dec. 31, the conclusion of the 75th anniversary year.

The 75-day campaign aims to raise $37,000 for Stritch’s Annual Fund in honor of the University's 1937 founding, and to attract 75 new donors for the fund. Donations to the Stritch Annual Fund are crucial to the continued funding of programs, facility upgrades and student financial aid. Last year alone, more than 1,000 students benefited from gifts made to the Annual Fund through full or partial scholarships.

“We are excited to launch this special campaign that celebrates the many ways this university has helped shape the lives of our graduates and how their generosity in turn provides current students with those same life-changing opportunities,” said Stuart Gilgannon ’03, co-chair of the Alumni Association’s Fundraising & Campus/Community Outreach committee.

Throughout the campaign, donors will be asked to share why they support Stritch, its mission and its students. The goal is to collect 75 responses that will be used in future campaigns and highlighted on the giving page of the new Stritch website throughout 2013. Each week, a new video will also be shared with the Stritch community and on Stritch's YouTube channel, which will illustrate the impact donor support has on Stritch and its students.

An integral part to the campaign will be the Fall Phonathon which runs through Nov. 4. Students are calling alumni to share the many exciting initiatives of the University and to ask for financial support of the Annual Fund.

Please visit our Giving page to make a gift to Stritch and support this campaign.