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Day of Giving Campaign Doubles the Total Raised in 2021

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 Donors to this year's Old Dominion University Day of Giving fundraising campaign more than doubled the amount raised in 2021

A total of 823 donors from all over the country, London and Toronto gave $238,681 during the annual event, which was March 15. The average donation was $290.

In 2021, a record 1,183 donors contributed $116,371.

"Monarch Nation really answered the call and stepped up for student scholarships," said Harold Williams, ODU's director of annual giving.

This year, exclusive apparel featuring new designs from The Monarch Shop was available, with each sale directly supporting ODU scholarships. These items are still available for purchase.

For many students, as little as $1,000 can close the gap between resources they have and the cost of going to school.

The funds also help purchase needed equipment, the creation of endowments to help top students attend ODU and help retain and hire high-quality faculty.

To learn more about how your gifts can help enrich the educational experience of students, follow ODU's Office of Development on the following social media platforms:

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We have History Together


Our region. Our commonwealth. Our university. All of us.  Every day and every hour we share our diverse experiences and points of view, every minute we spend in the classrooms and labs digging for disruptive ideas, we add another chapter to the "book of us."

We're friends and colleagues, mentors and peers, connected by opportunity and supporting one another at an institution old enough to have traditions, but still young enough to create new ones.

With your help, we will continue to build our dominion of possibility with the shared purpose and strength that drives the $2.6 billion annual economic impact we have on our community.


It takes All Walks of Life to Run the World

We are Monarchs - but we do not consider ourselves to be rulers without equal. Our sovereignty has always been claimed through the diversity of thought that marches through our community, and the 24,500 students and 158,000 alumni who contribute to it.

We invite you to join us on this journey.

Through deepened investment, we can continue to offer the best educational value in the Commonwealth, and further expand the boundaries of our global reach.



Why Give to ODU?

Old Dominion University has grown with its student body, the expansion of its mission, its commitment to excellence, and the needs of its community for highly educated, technically proficient graduates in the workforce. Gifts to the University allow it to grow in ways that other funding cannot accomplish. Scholarships, special acquisitions, equipment purchases, and the creation of endowments to attract and keep top students and faculty are just a few of the ways private gifts enhance the quality of an Old Dominion University education. In addition, as the value of an education at Old Dominion increases, your degree also increases in value.

Areas of Impact

We will continue to build our dominion of possibility with the shared purpose and strength that drives the $2.6 billion economic impact we have on our community. See where you can make a difference:

Because of scholarships like yours I have made it to the second semester of my Master's Degree at ODU without debt.

Violet Galante
The Harriet W. '69 and Burl Fisher Endowed Scholarship in History