Inaugural UC Day of Giving a Success

CINCINNATI – April 30, 2018 – The first University of Cincinnati Day of Giving on April 10, 2018, was as a 24-hour celebration of community and philanthropy. Through a large outreach effort, which included 148 UC Day of Giving Ambassadors, more than 1,700 gifts were made to raise $240,599 in support of programs and initiatives at UC and UC Health.

“The passion behind our first UC Day of Giving was remarkable,” said UC Foundation President Peter Landgren. “Our Bearcat family generously invested in the places that have made a huge impact in their own lives. Bearcats from all over used their networks to elevate our alma mater.” 

There were many success stories from the day, including:

  • The UC Clermont Bearcats Food Pantry had the fourth highest number of donors, with gifts totaling $2,640. The pantry opened in April with a single $250 donation.
  • The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Alumni Endowed Scholarship received $9,925, fulfilling its fundraising goals two years in advance. The CEAS Alumni Board awards $10,000 annually. Five rising seniors received the scholarship for the 2017-18 school year.
  • A Nursing Diversity Scholarship Fund was created by staff this month and raised $3,210. The Fund supports underrepresented, first generation and/or economically disadvantaged students,

Thanks to donor commitments for UC Day of Giving, several challenges and matches were offered to help inspire others to take action. Most matches and challenges were met, demonstrating the impact that we can make when we act together.
For the following funds, every dollar was matched 1:1 by a generous donor; dollars shown include the match amount:

  • A&S Lisa Newman Communication Scholarship Fund: $2,990
  • CEAS Alumni Endowed Scholarship: $9,925
  • DAAP Fashion Technology Labs: $620
  • Lacrosse International Trip: $3,720
  • Lindner Circle of Excellence $2,096
  • Nursing Diversity Scholarship: $3,210
  • Pharmacy Dr. Marianne F. Ivey Endowed Fund: $8,446
  • Sarah Amend Accessibility Resources Fund: $1,170
  • Volleyball International Trip: $6,720

Colleges with the most gifts for the entire day received bonuses to their scholarship funds; the top three included:

  • College of Arts & Sciences (265 gifts; $1,250 bonus)
  • Carl H. Lindner College of Business (163 gifts; $750 bonus)
  • College of Engineering & Applied Science (119 gifts; $500 bonus)

Twenty percent of participants were first time donors! If you missed this opportunity, please visit
Thank you to everyone who made the UC Day of Giving a success!


About the University of Cincinnati Foundation
Established in 1975, the University of Cincinnati Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and the private sector fundraising entity for the University of Cincinnati and UC Health. The Foundation supports UC’s aspirations through philanthropic collaboration with the colleges, the Academic Health Center, UC Health and other units to maximize private support. The Foundation’s advancement efforts promote the development of productive, enduring relationships with alumni, friends, colleagues, students, foundations, corporations and the Greater Cincinnati community. For more information, please visit



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