EKU giving day set for Wednesday

April 15, 2024

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) looks forward to hosting its fifth annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The 2024 Giving Day theme is “Focus on the Future” and will provide an opportunity for alumni, friends and students to support EKU through a one-day fundraising challenge.

“Our collective generosity will provide free textbooks through EKU BookSmart, fund scholarships that make education more affordable, create transformative learning experiences and so much more,” said EKU President David McFaddin. “I hope you’ll join me in changing the game for the next generation of Colonels by making your gift to EKU on Giving Day."

EKU’s goal for the upcoming Giving Day is to accumulate 2,324 donors, a goal representing the 2023-24 academic year and all of the lives changed at EKU.

“We are hopeful that we will reach our goal of 2,324 donors in only 24 hours,” said Krista Rhodus, EKU director of annual giving. “The outpouring support from our university community of alumni, friends and even students, helped us to exceed our Giving Day goals in the past.”

In 2023, the university’s Giving Day goals were exceeded, reaching a sum of $432,600 and surpassing the $396,000 raised during the annual event in 2022.

Gifts to EKU, of any size, on April 17 will help provide game-changing opportunities for students. Starting on Monday, April 15, the Giving Day website will feature donor challenges, events, college and fund leaderboards, and more.

Gifts can be made to EKU on Wednesday, April 17, at go.eku.edu/givingday. Throughout the day, visitors can view gift challenges, leaderboards, project explanations and other resources.

phil malicote