Inaugural Fayetteville State Forward 24-Hour Campaign Raises More Than $43K

Date: December 05, 2019

Thank you

We asked, and you heeded the call. Fayetteville State Forward: A Day of Giving campaign raised nearly $43,400. The inaugural 24-hour campaign Day of Giving garnered the largest single-day total for Fayetteville State University. University Advancement designed the campaign to launch on Giving Tuesday.

"I am ecstatic that our alumni, friends, and supporters responded to our challenge to give to Fayetteville State University (FSU)," said Interim Chancellor Peggy Valentine. "This demonstrates that they care about our students and the role it plays in this community, state, and nation. One of our goals is to increase our alumni giving and this goes a long way towards our efforts to get everyone involved in investing in this great university."

With this campaign, FSU University Advancement asked alumni and friends to contribute gifts ranging from $18.67 to $136 and more for scholarships. The $18.67 amount represented FSU's founding year, while $136 represented the amount that the seven founders raised to purchase two lots of land on Gillespie Street for the university's future home.

This campaign was directed to alumni and the greater community as a means to engage our friends as we build an enduring threshold to further bolster our University. Their outpouring of support within 24 hours promotes their commitment to embracing FSU's regional impact and promising future", said Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Lorna Ricotta.

Jasmin Sessoms, Class of 2014 and Assistant Director of Development steered the campaign.  "We had individuals who gave more than $136 and we had those who gave less," Sessoms said. "This campaign demonstrated that no amount is too small."

Donors can still make year-end gifts by texting FSU to 41444 from cellphones, or online at:

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