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Trine’s Giving Tuesday tops $500K

Generous supporters of Trine University nearly tripled last year’s total raised during Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The university received $523,418.93 toward student scholarships, enhanced classroom experiences and state-of-the-art facilities from 286 donors throughout the day. Trine raised slightly more than $175,000 on Giving Tuesday 2019.

“We are truly blown away by the generous outpouring of support from our Trine University family,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Trine University president. “Despite the many challenges that all of us have faced this year, our supporters stepped up to the plate to help our deserving students receive a quality education.”

The funds raised include a generous 2:1 match by the James Foundation for anything given toward student scholarships as well as matches from the university’s Alumni Association Board and several individual alumni.

Giving Tuesday, held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has been celebrated since 2012. Intended to counter more commercial post-Thanksgiving events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday seeks to celebrate and encourage charitable giving internationally at the beginning of the holiday season.