Thanks to another amazing show of support from alumni, faculty, staff, and friends, Alfred State College (ASC) was able to raise $231,525 this year during its sixth annual Day of Giving. Funds donated from this yearly event benefit scholarships, new programs, updated technology, athletics, and so much more.
A Decade Challenge highlighted the 2021 Day of Giving. Alumni & friends were encouraged to indicate a decade to support. The ‘50s/’60s took home the bragging rights with 135 donors and will be recognized with a brick in the alumni plaza and acknowledged in the 2021 alumni magazine. The ‘70s were a close second with 103 donors and the ‘80s had 66 donors.
Alfred State Director of Development Jason Sciotti, said, “This year’s Day of Giving brought some fun and excitement back to the campus. Students filled the Student Leadership Center throughout the day with our clubs and organizations providing activities, food, and entertainment. We really wanted to get back to teaching our students what the day means and how philanthropy is so important to the success of our students. The most enjoyable part of our annual Day of Giving was having our students sign the thank you donor banner.”
He continued, “With overwhelming support and generosity, we were able to not only reach but exceed our goal of more than 400 donors. The day was a success and that only happens when the campus community and our donors come together. A sincere thanks to them all.”
Throughout the week, the Institutional Advancement Office requested nonperishable and personal care items to help replenish the on-campus food pantry, the PLATE. The PLATE is a joint initiative of Student Senate and the Center for Civic Engagement seeking to address the challenge of food insecurity.