JSU surpasses Day of Giving goal of $100,000



Students, faculty, alumni and community supporters united for JSU’s fourth annual Day of Giving last Friday. The 24-hour online challenge aims to ignite the love and support from the JSU family in an effort to increase funds for students.

Monica Lewis, director of Annual Giving, says the funds from the online challenge will directly impact students with great financial needs.

“The Day of Giving funds will assist students with economic barriers, financial hardships and any type of unforeseen emergencies that interrupt their education here at Jackson State.

Urging donors to provide financial support within a 24-hour time frame, the unique online challenge allows anyone to give in any area that is important to them.

“Social media assists with giving supporters bragging rights. It has created a buzz that has caused friendly competition among each Greek organization, the Jackson State University National Alumni Association (JSUNAA) local chapters and even the different graduation classes. This momentum is ignited with the help of crowd-funding real-time donations,” Lewis said.

Because of loyal alumni, friends, faculty/staff and students, the financial goal of $100,000 was reached and surpassed within the 24-hour time limit allotted.

“I feel that the JSU family is becoming more and more familiar with the culture of giving back, and they want to remain connected to JSU through their gifts and their time. It is exciting to see a win for JSU, and everyone feels that they have played a role,” Lewis said.

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Director of Annual Giving, Monica Lewis expresses sincere excitement towards alumni who showed up eager to contribute their financial support for the Day of Giving challenge.