Rockets Raise the Bar With $2,193,302 in Day of Giving Fundraising

By Karlie Perry '19, '19

In an already historic sesquicentennial year for The University of Toledo, Day of Giving supporters set a new milestone with $2,193,302 in donations Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30. The total is a nearly 11% jump from 2022 and a record in the six-year history of the campaign.

A total of 3,177 donors collectively participated online and during live events in Toledo during the 36-hour fundraising effort.

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.

Building on recent tradition, local businesses lent their support to Day of Giving.

Customers at Toledo locations of The Blarney Irish Pub, Bubba’s 33, Buffalo Wild Wings, Campus Pollyeyes, Fusian, Home Slice Pizza and Jake’s Saloon had the opportunity to donate by rounding up their purchase during the campaign. Carlos’ Poco Loco, Domino’s Pizza, Four Seasons Bistro at The University of Toledo Medical Center, Jersey Mike’s Subs, State Bank and Rocket Sports Properties also provided support to Day of Giving.

“Our entire campus community is extraordinarily grateful to Rocket Nation for their continued support of Day of Giving this year,” said Floyd Akins, vice president for university advancement.

“This level of sustained generosity is a point of pride and a reason to celebrate The University of Toledo – every donation, no matter the amount, helps to ensure the future for our students, educators, patients, caregivers and so many others.”

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