The tradition of giving has benefitted Wabash Men and the local community. This year’s Day of Giving theme, #OneWabash, celebrates the College’s great tradition of giving. The nearly 24-hour effort begins at 4:19 a.m. on April 19, and runs through midnight. #OneWabash combines the ideas of crowd funding and the buzz of social media, to strengthen ties to the College and its programs.
“Philanthropy has always been at the heart of the Wabash experience,” said Kevin Andrews, Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services. “This tradition allows us to provide an outstanding liberal arts living and learning experience for Wabash Men, and we want this to be a celebration of the #OneWabash spirit.”
In building a top-notch living and learning experience for Wabash Men, the tradition of giving has benefited the local community as well. “The athletics, fine arts, and cultural opportunities available to our students are also open to the public and more often than not, free of charge too,” said Andrews.
During the academic year, more than 120 events are routinely hosted on the Wabash campus, which are free and open to community members, including lectures, concerts, plays, art gallery openings, and movies, as well as Little Giant athletic events.
A gift made during the Day of Giving helps to ensure the continuation of these programs.
“With the nation’s best alumni network and strong ties to the community, we want to celebrate and strengthen the tradition of giving at Wabash,” Andrews said. “Nothing shows our collective strength more than participating on a day like this.”
Nearly $1.6 million has been raised in the three previous Days of Giving, including a record $619,000 last year. The numbers of gifts, unique donors, and total dollars earned have increased in each of the previous years.
Anyone can get involved in #OneWabash by making a gift; convincing others to make gifts; spreading the word through social networks; and enjoying the excitement and success online. Follow the hashtag #OneWabash to keep up to date on the day’s activities.
For those interested in showing their Wabash strength by participating as “One Wabash,” visit www.wabash.edu/419. You can also participate by calling (877) 743-4545, or by visiting Lilly Library if you wish to give in person.