Ends: September 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm
On September 14 at noon Rochester University launched the 8th annual 24 Hour Give. The challenge this year is 300 donors within 24 hours. With the generosity and support of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and community members Warriors are coming together for 24 hours of giving.
The Rochester University story is impossible without you. Your participation supports our mission: prepare students for professional and personal success as they serve in God’s world.
With your participation, Rochester University will cultivate a diverse and welcoming community of learners among students, faculty, and staff for the sake of participating in God’s mission in the world. Learning together the way of Christ, we will serve in neighborhoods, businesses, and organizations with justice and mercy. Sharing life in the spirit of God, Rochester University graduates will contribute creativity, knowledge, and integrity to our rapidly changing world. It all starts with YOU.
24-Hour Give Tool KitACCESS YOUR 24-HOUR TOOL KIT
It’s simple! The toolkit provides everything you need to encourage others to get involved. All you have to do is download, copy, paste and share!
WHAT’S IN THE 24 Hour Give TOOLKIT?
- MESSAGING – Copy and paste messages into your communications (social media or email), or use them as a jumping-off point for a personalized post.
- IMAGES – Download our package of pre-sized images for email and social media.
- VIDEOS – Download 24 Hour Give videos to share on your social platforms or make and post one of your own.
Why does Rochester University have a giving day?
Since RU was founded in 1959, we have been an institute of opportunity. 24 Hour Give connects the entire Rochester University community — on campus, in Rochester and around the world — during this 24-hour period of school spirit and generosity. The concept of 24-hour campaigns is common in higher education and can contribute substantially to an institute’s overall fundraising success.
How can I participate?
On September 14, you can join forces with fellow Warriors to help fund student scholarships. Your 24 Hour Give donation has an even bigger impact than usual thanks to matching fund challenges, made possible through the generosity of the RU Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team members.
You can also help by sharing 24 Hour Give updates on social media. Access our online toolkit for pre-written social posts, graphics, videos and more!
What is the Rochester University Scholarship Fund?
The Rochester University Scholarship Fund is a general scholarship fund that benefits undergraduate students. Gifts may not be named and may not be directed to endowed scholarship accounts.
Is my gift to RU tax-deductible?
Yes! On 24 Hour Give and throughout the rest of the year, all gifts made to Rochester University are tax-deductible.
How can I make my gift?
There are many ways to contribute on Giving Day:
- Online: Visit rochesterU.edu/give and follow the easy prompts to make your gift.
- Phone: Call 248-935-9290 to provide a call center assistant with your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover information.
- Mail: Make your check out to Rochester University and write 24 Hour Give on the memo line, then send it to:
800 West Avon Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48306
Can I give via stock in support of 24 Hour Give?
Is it safe to make my gift online?
Yes! Rochester University 24 Hour Give utilizes a secure donation website called Online Express using Blackbaud Merchant Services. We are not storing, nor are we able to access your credit card information. Additionally, the information collected during 24 Hour Give will be used only by Rochester University.
Can a donor make a pledge?
Yes! If you would like to make a pledge, click on any of the donation pages and select the pledge option on the donate form. You can also call 248-935-9290 to make your pledge. We only ask that all pledges are paid in full no later than May 2022.
As a RU employee, does my ongoing payroll deduction count toward 24 Hour Give?
New payroll deductions submitted on 24 Hour Give will count toward the September 14 total, but current payroll deductions do not. This is a great time to make the decision to regularly support the university that already benefits from your time and talent. To sign up for payroll deduction on 24 Hour Give, simply fill out the form on September 14.
Can I give to other activities, endowed scholarships, funds, etc during 24 Hour Give?
Yes! Rochester University will never tell you where to donate your money. We appreciate all gifts to the university and we want you to fund your passions.
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Rochester University’s 8th annual 24-Hour Give starts TODAY (September 14) through Wednesday, September 15! Our giving day will once again look a little different this year due to COVID-19 and social distancing. Unfortunately, we will not be able to call in the same room, but you now have the opportunity to call from the comfort of your office or home! Calls will be made via your office phone number. Instructions will be emailed prior to your call start time.
24-Hour Give is designed to help fund student scholarships while engaging the Rochester University community (faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, friends, and community members) to give of their time, talents, and dollars all in support of our mission and vision.Sign Up to Volunteer »
24 Hour Give Contact
Jen Porter, Director of Development & Alumni Relations
248-935-9290 or firstname.lastname@example.org