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.
Last Updated: 12/08/2020