Stillman College raising support with Day of Giving
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson
On Wednesday, Stillman College began its 2021 Day of Giving, a one-day, eight-hour and seventy-six-minute event where anyone can donate to the college as a way of spreading generosity. The time frame represents Stillman’s 1876 founding, and the fundraiser’s goal is ensuring students get an excellent college experience.
Stillman College Director of Development Tyler Davidson said each passion project created a story so donors could see the needs of the college’s departments.
“From student life to the Stillman Fund, to athletics, scholarships and each one of our schools, like our school of education, school of business and our school of arts and sciences,” Davidson said. “All have projects going on to benefit our students and have the best experience possible for them.”
Last year, Stillman College raised $50,000 through 250 gifts. This year their goal is topping that. With 43 minutes left, 186 donors and 19 organizations have raised $54,743.
“Hopefully at the end of this, we raise enough money in our Stillman fund in order for us to suffice for all these passion projects and so if they don’t meet their goals, I’m going to help them meet their goals,” Davidson said. “By bridging that gap for them and bridging the gap for our students because I know it’s going to impact our students the best way possible.”
Davidson said they want to encourage donors to not only give what they can but also get to know Stillman College.
“We are a Historically Black College and University and we have been here for 145 years,” he said. “We will continue to be here for another 145 years in order to make an impact. Not only in Tuscaloosa but in the community, locally, regionally and nationally. Our tagline is ‘preparing students for a different world.’ ”
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