APRIL 19, 2022 — The 2022 UTSA Donation Day begins at 10:11 a.m. today and will run for 1,969 minutes until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. During the 32-plus hour online event, alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and fans will share their pride in recent dynamic UTSA and give back to the university programs they are passionate about.
The target this year is 3,000 individual donors, which would be an institutional record for a two-day donor attendance.
“As we continue to build on UTSA’s recent Tier 1 designation, we look forward to advancing our upward trajectory to become a model public research university serving Hispanics of the future,” said the president of the UTSA. Taylor Eightmy. “Today, I encourage Roadrunner Nation – our alumni, faculty, staff, athletic fans and friends within the San Antonio community – to participate in UTSA Giving Day as a sign of confidence in our continued progress. and our future success.”
Similar to The Big Give San Antonio – when nonprofit organizations collectively raise funds for their causes – UTSA Giving Day offers attendees the opportunity to contribute to programs that interest them at the university. There are more than 50 programs from across the university participating, including all colleges and schools, UTSA Athletics, UTSA Libraries and the Institute of Texas Cultures, the UTSA Alumni Association, student wellness initiatives students, and more. The School of Data Science and the Southwest School of Art are new to this effort for 2022.
“Last year, participants told us that the UTSA Giving Day competition made giving fun, so we are excited to renew it in 2022,” said the vice president for development and community relations. old. Karl Miller Lugo. “Donors can multiply the impact of their giving by taking advantage of the many challenges that arise when donor or dollar thresholds are reached. There is over $200,000 available in challenge funds, thanks to the many donors who have come forward as sponsors.
For example, if 150 donors contribute to UTSA Libraries, a donation of $25,000 will be unlocked by philanthropistsScott Sawtelle and Catherine Curry which will be used to extend the program which makes certain textbooks available to pupils free of charge.
Programs that win the first and last Giving Day giveaways will each earn an additional $500, thanks to Cavender Cares, the charitable program of Cavender Auto Group. Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union funded a challenge where magnets hidden around campus can be returned to benefit student programs. UTSA Giving Day projects with the most dollars raised and the most donors will also earn an additional $5,000 from challenge funds donated by alumni. April Ancira ’03 and longtime UTSA supporters, Drs. John Richardson, and Jan Pouket.
A complete list of the challenges and their generous donors is available on the UTSA Donation Day website.
Beyond donations, alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and community friends can also get involved in promoting the effort. Via social media, entrants can post a photo of themselves, their family, or their pets in UTSA attire with the hashtag #BuildtheNest, and four winners will be selected throughout the UTSA Donation Day for award $250 to a program of their choice.
Real-time results will be tracked on the website, including totals for key colleges and programs as well as the map showing the goal of having giveaways from every state in the country.
To be involved
Live broadcasts to enjoy no matter where you tune in
The community is invited to listen to two shows scheduled for April 20, both hosted by April Ancira ’03:
- Coach Traylor live: Join the UTSA Football Head Coach Jeff Traylor live at 9 a.m. on Facebook of UTSA alumniougivingday.utsa.edu.
- UTSA Donation Day Final: Join the Vice-Rector/Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Spy, Miller-Lugo and UTSA’s Mariachi Los Paisanos at 6:30 p.m. on the Facebook of UTSA alumni ougivingday.utsa.edu.
“None of the progress UTSA has made recently would not be possible without the philanthropic support of our alumni and community. We are beyond grateful to the supporters who have contributed to this success, and that includes the people who give at all levels, it all makes a difference,” said Miller-Lugo. “The truth is, while mega-donations have a big impact, the university’s momentum is sustained by the $25, $200, $1,000 donations that come from efforts like UTSA Giving Day. Everyone can help Build the Nest to ensure UTSA’s future success.
The online fundraising event ends at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. To donate, visit UTSA Donation Day website.