Goal to Raise $5 Million in 24 Hours, September 20 – 21, With “I Am YU” Campaign
Yeshiva University will celebrate its first-ever Day of Giving on September 20, encouraging students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends to come together in a collective show of support for the University.
Utilizing the online crowdfunding platform Charidy, YU aims to raise $5 million in one day to support the University and help maintain undergraduate and graduate scholarships, community engagement, student life, career development and more. Every contribution made on the Day of Giving will have an even greater impact—all gifts will be quadrupled, thanks to the generosity of several matching donors. However, under Charidy’s rules, YU must reach its full $5 million goal within 24 hours, or all donations will be returned.
The campaign’s theme is “I Am YU” and will highlight the various people and communities touched by YU.
“Through its commitment to Torah, groundbreaking research, pioneering human rights and social justice programs, and unwavering support for the State of Israel, YU is a radiating force that is shaping our world,” said President Richard M. Joel. “On September 20, we hope to unite as a community to dream big and ensure that YU continues to empower and enrich the lives of so many.”
The Day of Giving will begin at noon on September 20 and include live events on campus for students and a social media component, promoting community support and engagement using the hashtag #IAmYU.
To learn more about the Day of Giving or to make a contribution, please visit www.charidy.com/iamyu or call 646.592.4514.