Garden City, N.Y. – With the help of two gift challenges that unlocked athletic endowment scholarship dollars, the Adelphi University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics raised over $175,000 on Giving Day, exceeding last year’s total of roughly $105,000.
Each year, Adelphi’s 23 NCAA Division II teams participate in Giving Day to raise funds for equipment, training and competitions, among other needs for the program. This year’s goal was to raise $100,000, with the hopes of beating last year’s total.
Athletics was the day’s largest recipient of funds across all campaigns, raising $176,955, and secured the highest number of donors—881. Current student-athletes, alumni and parents embraced the challenges put forth by the Panther Club to go the distance as the University’s sports teams competed to unlock additional Giving Day funds.
The victors at the end of the 1,896 minutes were the baseball team, which raised $27,290, and the track and field programs, which received gifts from 171 donors including unlocking a $20,000 donation to the Ron Bazil Endowed Scholarship Fund.
“We are truly thankful to everyone who contributed, as all the funds will directly impact the student-athlete experience,” said Danny McCabe, director of athletics and campus recreation. “The Adelphi athletics family of current and former student-athletes, and our many friends and partners, did an outstanding job, and our Panthers programs will benefit greatly from their generosity.”
In total, Adelphi University’s sixth annual Giving Day on April 19 and 20, 2023, raised $481,430 from a record-breaking 1,902 donors, an increase of 9 percent in the number of donors over last year.
“It’s always inspiring to see our community come together in support of our students, our programs and our mission,” said President Christine M. Riordan. “On behalf of everyone at Adelphi, I’m so grateful for every generous contribution that will create new learning opportunities for many years to come.”
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