UAH Day of Giving Dec. 2, 2014

UAH Day of Giving

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two days for getting Christmas deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will host its first-ever #UAHDayofGiving. UAH donors, alumni, students, faculty, staff and community supporters will help launch a new tradition by becoming part of a national movement that celebrates generosity called #GivingTuesday.

#UAHDayofGiving is a 24-hour online fundraising initiative that invites friends, family, and alumni to make a one-time gift in support of the university. It's a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. "Social media will play a large part in #UAHDayofGiving, donors can follow Facebook and Twitter for updates on what we've raised. The goal is to raise $25,000 on this one day," said Jennifer Brost, director of Annual Giving and Research at UAH. "For your gift to be counted toward the #UAHDayofGiving, you must give during the 24-hour period on Dec. 2. Of course, you can donate anytime of the year to UAH."

Students are encouraged to take part by stopping by the event table in the lobby of Charger Union from noon to 3 p.m., to write thank you cards to donors or have your picture taken to commemorate the first annual #UAHDayofGiving. "Student gifts are also encouraged, no amount is too small and your participation is what matters," Brost said.

Donations can be designated to any area of the university, whether it be a specific college, scholarship, program, or athletics. UAH donors support an important goal in our Strategic Plan, which is to strengthen and maintain a financial, physical, and personnel infrastructure that supports continuous quality enhancement and the pursuit of excellence in research and education.

You can give by visiting and clicking on GIVE NOW.


Joyce Anderson-Maples