Mark your calendars: On March 5, the global Elon community is invited to participate in a daylong celebration by making a gift to the university, attending on-campus and regional alumni chapter events, and sharing their Elon pride on social media.
On Thursday, March 5, the global Elon community can participate in a daylong celebration by making a gift to the university, attending on-campus and regional alumni chapter events, and sharing their Elon pride on social media.
Elon Day, the university’s annual day of giving, will take place tomorrow, Thursday, March 5. This day is an opportunity for the worldwide Elon community to come together and make an impact on the lives of current and future Elon students. Now in its seventh year, Elon Day encourages engagement and philanthropy among all members of Elon’s global community. This year’s theme is All in for Elon, signifying the greater collective impact the Elon community can make by coming together to support the university.
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Elon Day officially began in 2014 as part of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration. Since then, Elon Day’s momentum and impact have grown year after year. Last year donors made history with 6,376 gifts totaling more than $2.3 million. Donors were able to make gifts toward specific areas of campus that mean the most to them, including areas such as student scholarships, academic schools and departments, and the Phoenix Club (Elon Athletics), among other causes. Elon Day gifts of all sizes and designations will count toward this year’s total, and, for the first time ever, donors will be able to use Venmo (@ElonGiving) in addition to the Elon Day website to make their gifts.
The Elon community can also participate in Elon Day events on campus and around the world:
- 9:40 – 10:20 a.m.: Come to a special Elon Day College Coffee (yes, on a Thursday!) in Alumni Gym.
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Visit Let’s Taco ‘Bout Philanthropy in Moseley Center to win a free taco.
- 5:30 – 7 p.m.: Stop by Elon Day Hoopla to play arcade games, get free food and win amazing prizes in Schar Center.
- 7 p.m.: Cheer on the Phoenix at the women’s basketball game vs. James Madison University in Schar Center.
- 7:30 p.m.: All seniors are invited to attend the Senior Toast in Lakeside Meeting Rooms hosted by the Senior Class Giving Committee.
- 10:30 p.m.: Come win fun prizes at Elon Day Bingo in Lakeside Dining Hall, sponsored by the Student Union Board.
- All Day: Enjoy special Elon Day-themed meals and snacks with Elon Dining. More info here – www.facebook.com/ElonDining.
In addition, Elon Day events for alumni will take place in more than 40 cities around the world. These events will bring the momentum of the day directly to the Elon alumni network. To see a complete list of on-campus events and regional alumni chapter parties, visit elon.edu/u/elon-day/events/.
Make sure to follow @elonuniversity on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for exciting news and updates, and tag your posts with #ElonDay for the chance to be featured on Elon’s social media.
Questions? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 1 (877) 784-ELON (3566).