Numbers don’t lie. Delta State University’s inaugural Spring for Success Online Giving Day was a resounding success, thanks to more than 100 generous donors.
All three microgrant projects met the fundraising goal of $2,500 apiece. In fact, all three topped the goal. Most people—alumni, faculty, staff, students, community members—gave on online giving day on March 20, 2019; some also gave in the days leading up to the event. Several people gave to all three good causes.
Here are the final giving totals:
- $3,125 to replace the Statesman mascot suit (125 percent of the goal)
- $2,690 to replace equipment for a Virtual Dementia Tour® offered by the Social Work Department (108 percent of the goal)
- $2,555 to replace the bulletproof vests for the university’s police officers (102 percent of the goal)
Additional money raised beyond the $2,500 for each project will go to the General Scholarship Fund.
Delta State’s Foundation is matching up to $2,500 raised for each project. Plus, the team that raised the most money receives an additional $1,000 for its project.
That means Athletics has $6,000 to replace the Statesman mascot suit.
The Social Work Department has $5,000 to replace equipment for a Virtual Dementia Tour® and DSU’s Police Department has $5,000 to replace bulletproof vests for 10 law enforcement officers.
Thank you for joining in on one—or more than one—of these efforts that help make Delta State stand out!
The hyperlink for both is http://www.deltastate.edu/spring-for-success/. Each video is also included below; click on the image to view it.