Supporters contributed more than $175,000 toward student scholarships, enhanced classroom
experiences and state-of-the-art facilities at Trine University during Giving Tuesday,
A total of 198 donors gave $175,172.20 over the course of the day.
“The generosity of the Trine University family is overwhelming,” said Lisa Maxwell-Frieden,
J.D., vice president for alumni and development. “Even with many worthy organizations
seeking funds on Giving Tuesday, the Trine community exceeded our goals in helping
provide for a quality private education for our students.”
The funds raised include a generous 2:1 match by the James Foundation for anything
given toward student scholarships.
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.