A total of 289 donors collectively gave $84,412 to the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Giving Day. UMO officials say the amount more than doubled the University’s initial goal of $30,000.
Donors of the 24-hour fundraising event had the opportunity to earmark their gifts to various areas. The majority of gifts were designated to the University’s Annual Fund, which can be used for its most pressing needs. Athletics, music, and various schools also received wide support.
A variety of giving challenges were presented and met adding to the excitement of the day. The Dean of the School of Agriculture and Biological Science Dr. Sandy Maddox challenged alumni, family and friends to give back to the program.
Alumnus Scott Winslow, from the class of 1996; Dr. Barbara Kornegay, a longtime former UMO employee; and UMO President Dr. H. Edward Croom were among others who issued challenges throughout the day. The challenges created a sense of excitement and generated momentum among followers on social media.
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