The Grow Wagner campaign on the 2014 National Day of Giving was the most successful one-day fundraiser in Wagner history!
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Wagner College took part in the National Day of Giving with its own Grow Wagner campaign — which became the most successful one-day fundraiser in the College’s 131-year history.
“We raised $129,479 from 314 different people,” said President Guarasci, “and our campus community played a very large part in making that happen. I am proud of Wagner family’s response to the challenge.”
Word of the campaign spread through social media. Humorous videos featuring campus icons such as Coach Walt Hameline and Professor Otto Raths fueled interest.
Four individuals made large gifts that were used as challenge grants, motivating an additional 310 people to give $59,000. And not all the gifts were generated online: faculty and staff passing by a table stationed in the Union gave $3,000.
“This was a campus-wide effort — really, a Wagner-wide effort, because so many people from so many parts of the greater Wagner community put so much into making the Grow Wagner campaign a success,” said Patrick Minson, chief development officer. “It was a very, very good day for growing Wagner College.”
Help us grow even more this year: Watch your email, the Wagner College Facebook page and Twitter account on December 1, 2015. Or better yet, help us grow Wagner with your gift to the Wagner Fund — give online now!