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Record Number of Donors Contribute to ODU’s Day of Giving

More than $108,000 was raised due to the generosity of 1,078 donors.

A record number of donors participated in Old Dominion University’s 2021 Day of Giving, in which students, alumni and friends of the University and others are asked to give generously over a 24-hour period.

The giving period on March 16 was supported by 1,078 donors who contributed $108,703.13. The previous record for donors was 738 in 2019. Donations came from as far away as the state of Washington, California, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Florida.

“Give2ODU Day is a celebration of the ODU community,” said Harold Williams, director of annual giving. “I couldn't be prouder of Monarch Nation and can't thank them enough for again making an impact.”

Much of the money raised during the online campaign is used to provide scholarships. 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 and the creation of endowments to help top students attend ODU and retain and hire high-quality faculty.

ODU used email, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to promote the effort.

Results of the Day of Giving can be accessed here.


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

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

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