Rockets Fuel Record $1,977,589 in Day of Giving Fundraising

By Joe Bellfy '00

Records are made to be broken and The University of Toledo supporters established a new one April 6-7 with $1,977,589 in contributions during the fifth annual Day of Giving campaign. The fundraising total reflects a 50% increase over 2021.

A total of 3,233 donors collectively participated online and during live events in Toledo during the 36-hour fundraising campaign.

In deciding how their gifts would be designated, donors were able to choose from more than 2,000 funds available at The University of Toledo Foundation, supporting scholarships, athletic and educational programs, research, healthcare and community services, which make an impact throughout northwest Ohio, the Great Lakes region and elsewhere.

Area businesses lent another year of support to the campaign. Attendees of the Toledo Mud Hens’ second game of the season, as well as customers of The Blarney Irish Pub, Campus Pollyeyes, The Casual Pint, Home Slice Pizza, Jake’s Saloon, Jed’s Bancroft, Rick’s City Diner and Table Forty 4 had opportunities to make campaign donations on April 6.

“We’re thankful to Rockets around the world for helping Day of Giving reach record heights,” said Floyd Akins, vice president for university advancement.

“Especially as we prepare to celebrate UToledo’s sesquicentennial, this year’s generosity takes on a whole new meaning. Every gift we received is a testament to how supported and well-positioned the entire University community is for its next 150 years.”

For more information about the impact of the Day of Giving campaign or to support a student, college or program you care about, visit utfoundation.org.

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