YU April 25 Giving Day to Celebrate Heroes of Tomorrow

Yeshiva University Benefactors Commit $10 Million in Honor of President Berman’s Inaugural Year, Challenge Community to Raise Additional $3 Million in 24 Hours

Yeshiva University will celebrate its 2018 Giving Day April 25-26, with students, alumni and friends joining together to support the YU of tomorrow.

Donations made during the 24-hour period will help fund the University’s undergraduate, graduate, and high school communities, as well as scholarships, student life and various other programs. The Giving Day campaign theme is “YU Hero” and will highlight the heroic character of Yeshiva University’s students and how YU helps nurture and cultivate those qualities.

“Whether they’re advancing Torah scholarship, conducting groundbreaking research or fighting for social justice, Yeshiva University students, faculty and alumni make up a powerful and heroic movement—rooted in Jewish values and committed to building a better world,” said Alyssa Herman, YU’s vice president for institutional advancement.

Utilizing an online crowdfunding initiative, YU aims to raise $3 million from at least 3,000 donors. Every contribution made during the 24 hour period will have an even greater impact—all gifts will be matched, thanks to the generosity of several benefactors.

In addition, donors have already pledged gifts totaling more than $10 million in honor of Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman’s inaugural year.

“This fund reflects our commitment and support for Rabbi Dr. Berman as he leads Yeshiva University into the next chapter in its great history,” said Mark Wilf, member of YU’s Board of Trustees.

“Giving Day is an exciting opportunity for the entire community to come together, celebrate all we have achieved and ensure that our future remains strong,” said Elliot Gibber, chair of YU’s Institutional Advancement Committee. “After all, we can’t be super without your support.”

Giving Day begins at noon on April 25 and will include live events on campus for students and an interactive social media component, promoting alumni and community engagement using the dedicated hashtag #YUHero. The day will also feature a variety of fun challenges, offering supporters the opportunity to get involved and maximize their giving.

To learn more about YU’s Giving Day or to make a contribution, please visit givingday.yu.edu or call 212-960-0898.

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