Randolph College went all out for its fifth annual Giving Tuesday on December 3. During the daylong event yesterday, more than 730 alumnae and alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students contributed to the Annual Fund, helping Randolph raise more than $325,000, which surpassed the gift total in 2018.
All Annual Fund gifts given to Randolph on December 3 counted towards the Giving Tuesday gift tally. For the first time this year, donors were able to select from a menu of Annual Fund options for their support. The top campaign designations for gifts were first generation college students, scholarships, and faculty support. The class with the most donors was 1965, followed closely by 1977, 1973, 1967, and 1964. Gifts came from graduates and friends of the College from all over the world, including Chile, Canada, the United Kingdom, Nepal, and Japan.
On campus, the Office of Institutional Advancement hosted several events to get students involved and to show their appreciation. Students signed thank you cards in the Career Development Center and learned about the ways that the Annual Fund provides them with unique opportunities and enhances their overall college experience. Students also did their part to give back leading up to Giving Tuesday, partnering with Park View Community Mission and Food for Thought to pack meals for local children in need on November 21.
Off campus, many alumnae and alumni, parents, and others provided matching gifts and special challenges to encourage giving.
“We are so grateful to our donors whose generosity makes possible all that we do here at Randolph and we give thanks to our campus community for joining with us in expressing our deep appreciation for this vital support,” said Tamara Jamerson ’95, Annual Fund director. “As a caring, close-knit community both behind the Red Brick Wall and beyond, we are empowering the next generation of leaders, peacemakers, and innovators for our world.”