Peru State College to Celebrate Giving Day
Fostering a Culture of Generosity
(Peru, Neb.) – Small colleges often face unique challenges, but one thing they have in abundance is a tight-knit community that strives on support and collaboration. This spirit of togetherness takes center stage as Peru State College gears up to celebrate its annual Giving Day, a new tradition that underscores the profound importance of philanthropy in education.
When is Peru State’s Giving Day?
Peru State College’s Giving Day is scheduled for Oct. 24-25 and will run 24 hours from noon on the 24th until noon on Oct. 25. It is sponsored by the Peru State College Foundation.
What is Giving Day?
Giving Day is an occasion when students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Peru State College come together to make a significant impact. It’s a 24-hour period when the college community rallies around the mission of advancing education, fostering innovation, and ensuring that every student has access to exceptional opportunities.
Supporting Students and Enriching Education
For small colleges like Peru State, Giving Day plays a pivotal role in providing financial assistance to students. Scholarships, grants, and support for extracurricular programs are just some of the ways in which donors make a real difference. The generosity of alumni and friends ensures that financial constraints don’t hinder students from pursuing their dreams and receiving a quality education.
Fostering a Culture of Giving
Giving Day goes beyond the financial aspect; it cultivates a culture of giving that extends beyond the confines of a single day. It instills the values of philanthropy, empathy, and community engagement in students, teaching them the importance of giving back to their alma mater and society at large.
Dr. Michael Evans, president of Peru State College, emphasizes this event, stating, “Giving Day is a testament to our community’s unwavering commitment to the values that define our institution. It’s a reminder that, no matter the size of the college, every contribution counts, and together, we can achieve remarkable things.”
Uniting for a Common Cause
Giving Day also brings the college community closer together. It fosters a sense of unity and shared purpose among students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Events, challenges, and social media campaigns encourage active participation, sparking friendly rivalries and generating excitement across the campus.
How You Can Get Involved
As Peru State College gears for its annual Giving Day on Oct. 24-25, the college encourages everyone, near and far, to participate. Whether it’s making a financial contribution, volunteering time, or simply sharing the campaign on social media, every effort counts.
For small colleges like Peru State, Giving Day represents much more than a fundraising event. It’s a testament to the enduring spirit of community, generosity, and commitment to higher education. It’s a day to celebrate the power of collective action and the lasting impact it can have on the lives of students and the future of the college.
So, mark your calendars for Oct. 24-25, and join the Peru State College Foundation in celebrating its 2023 Giving Day. Together, we can make a difference.
For more information and to get involved, visit Peru State College’s Giving Day website at www.peru.edu/giveblue