Giving Day Raises $1.4 Million

College alumni and parents raised the bulk of the funds.

By Eugenia Ko

University of Chicago’s Giving Day, which ran from February 22–23, raised $1,413,492 with 3,176 total gifts from alumni, students and parents, and campus organizations.

The 24-hour donation period is part of UChicago’s Inquiry and Impact campaign, whose goal is to raise $4.5 billion total by 2019. According to the Giving Day website, money raised will go towards student scholarships, supporting faculty and researchers, as well as UChicago’s national and global efforts.

College alumni and parents led the donations with $269,352, followed by the Laboratory schools and UChicago Athletics, who donated $83,907 and $71,715 respectively.