Thanks to the hard work and generosity of Pilots all over the globe, #PilotsGive was a monumental success! The development team is working hard to crunch the final numbers but they can report that, in just 24 hours, 2,771 donors made a gift, raising $683,263 to support students, faculty, staff, athletics, and programs on The Bluff. We are humbled by this tremendous show of generosity and in awe of the what the Pilot community can do when we work together for a common goal. Thank you so much for helping to make this day so monumental.
Special appreciation goes out to the 12 campaigns for #PilotsGive. The spirit of this year’s event was about supporting all the great work the campaigns are doing—highlighting students, faculty, athletics, and programs. These campaigns gave it their all to demonstrate what is possible when Pilots put philanthropy into action. To help reward these campaigns’ efforts, contests were created to provide extra funds. Athletics won the Grand Challenge with 1,033 donors participating. School of Nursing won the Academic Challenge, College of Arts and Sciences came in second, and Pamplin School of Business came in third. For the Athletics contest, women’s soccer won first place, men’s tennis won second place, men’s soccer third place, volleyball fourth place, and men’s track and cross country took fifth place. Congratulations to all these campaigns for their great work on #PilotsGive and their dedication to UP students!
University Relations is proud to share this inaugural event with the campus community and is looking forward to building on this year’s success next year. To learn more about #PilotsGive or ask questions about how to participate next year, please contact Amy Eaton, development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.