Alumni of the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) turned out in a big way during the University of Nebraska Foundation’s Wear Black, Give Back Campaign.
The first-ever event of its kind for UNO was held on October 28-29, 2020, with a mission to raise funds for student scholarships, colleges, programs, student groups, and activities.
“We were deeply gratified, and frankly stunned at the response of our donors to this successful effort,” says Dr. John Bartle, Dean of the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service. “The funds will be put to work to benefit our students as fast as possible. Just as gratifying was the breadth of the participation, despite it being the first year we have tried this. Over 100 people gave in a 24-hour period. So thank you, thank you, thank you!”
The 24-hour event yielded a total of $193,873 over 1,390 gifts. Nearly $60,000 of that money raised came from CPACS Alumni alone, in the form of 109 gifts. This overwhelming response actually allowed the College of Public Affairs and Community Service to land in first place on the leaderboard for UNO.
“We are grateful for the tremendous support provided by alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service during UNO’s Giving Day,” says Tessa Barney, Development Officer for CPACS. “Together, we achieved all three of the college’s participation goals and raised additional dollars for the Goodrich Scholarship Program, the Christine and B.J. Reed CPACS Completion Scholarship, and the UNO Fund – CPACS. Thank you, Mavericks, for rising to the call to Wear Black, Give Back.”
Learn more about the event at https://givingday.unomaha.edu/. And, be ready for the event to return in 2021.
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