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Randolph receives strong support, exceeds goals for first Give Day

Randolph College’s Give Day brought in more than 700 Annual Fund gifts totaling over $400,000 and counting—including more than $88,000 that was matched by donors. 

It was the College’s first time hosting its own unique day of giving in support of the Annual Fund, which provides vital, unrestricted support for the student experience at Randolph. In past years, Randolph has participated in the national Giving Day, which is usually in November.

“We are deeply grateful for the generosity that supports Randolph students as they work to become our world’s next leaders, problem-solvers, and change-makers,” said Tamara Jamerson ’95, director of the Annual Fund. 

Donors were able to direct their gifts to specific programs and needs, including diversity and inclusion, campus COVID safety, scholarships, first-generation college students, RISE grants, the creative arts, student athletes, and campus sustainability and beautification. 

This year, gifts came from 41 states and as far away as Germany. The classes with the most donors were 1978, 1984, and 1986. 

Current students from the Classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 also gave as part of the Student Philanthropy Council’s (SPC) class giving campaign.

In the days leading up to Give Day, SPC members set up signage around campus acknowledging different areas provided by donor support. 

Give Day itself included several on-campus events, as well as an online performance by psychology professor Sara Beck. 

GiveFest, held earlier in the day, included a special fall-themed lunch, lawn games, pumpkin painting, and a photo booth. The Office of Institutional Advancement also teamed up with the Office of Diversity, Identity, Culture, & Inclusion for its weekly Wind-Up Wednesday event, which featured online trivia and performances by Songshine and Voices. Students signed thank you cards for donors at both events. 

Randolph will also participate in Giving Tuesday next month, on Nov. 30.

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