SUNY Poly's Day of Giving

What is Day of Giving?
During our Annual Day of Giving, alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of SUNY Poly come together across the globe to make a difference for our institution and its current students. All gifts made on April 18, 2019, between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EDT will count toward the Day of Giving.

Where does my money go?
Proceeds from this year’s Day of Giving will support the Emergency Fund to help students who are experiencing unforeseen financial hardships due to situations such as homelessness or threat of eviction, medical emergency, domestic violence and loss of employment to name a few.

How will my donation help a student?

  • A $10 donation can buy a hot meal.
  • A $25 donation can fill a tank of gas for work/school commute.
  • A $50 donation can buy groceries for a week.
  • A $100 donation can buy a textbook for class.
  • A $150 donation can provide a bus pass for a semester.

How do the challenges work and who are the donors?

There are five challenges that will take place throughout the day:

  1. Dr. Grace Wang, Interim President, will contribute $1,500 if 50 faculty and/or staff members make a donation from the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business Management, College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
  2. Mike Frame, Chief Operating Officer, will donate $1,500 if 50 people share our Facebook post about Day of Giving -
  3. Dr. William Durgin will donate $1,500 if 50 gifts are received between 11:30am-1:30pm.
  4. Auxiliary Services will donate $1,500 if 50 gifts are received through first time donors.
  5. Student Government at Utica will donate $1,500 if 50 gifts are received through parents of current SUNY Poly students.




Thank you for your generous support!

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