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#UAlbanyGivingTuesday Cultivates Donors through Philanthropy Challenge

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 24, 2015) – First comes Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, and now UAlbany Giving Tuesday.

On December 1, The University at Albany Foundation will again look to inspire the University community and beyond to show its support through a 24-hour giving challenge, known as UAlbany Giving Tuesday. The challenge will officially begin on Monday, Nov. 30 at 5:16 p.m. and end on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Giving Tuesday
On December 1, The University at Albany Foundation will again look to inspire the University community and beyond to show its support through a 24-hour giving challenge, known as UAlbany Giving Tuesday.

Donors can give online at albany.edu/give or by phone at 1-800-577-7869. A student donation table will also be located in the uptown campus lecture center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The challenge will be updated live through Twitter, using #UAlbanyGivingTuesday.

UAlbany’s event is part of a nationally recognized campaign designed to highlight the benefits of charity and occurs annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. In 2014, an estimated $45.7 million was raised both on and offline for non-profits on Giving Tuesday. Early projections expect those numbers to continue increasing this year.

In 2014, members of the UAlbany community – both past and present - raised more than $210,000 in the University’s inaugural Giving Tuesday campaign. In total, 670 donors participated, with matching gifts reaching $100,000 by the challenge’s completion.

This year, the UAlbany Foundation has set a goal of 750 donors. Various matching gifts have already been offered.

“Participating in Giving Tuesday helps us build a culture of philanthropy within the UAlbany community,” said Ed McGlone, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, UAlbany Fund. “It provides an opportunity for alumni, parents, students, friends, and other members of the University community to build a better UAlbany.”

About The University at Albany Foundation:
The University at Albany Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized for the purpose of encouraging philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations in support of activities and programs of the University at Albany. Responsibility for governance of the Foundation is vested in a Board of Directors, comprised of alumni, community and University representatives. The Executive Director of the Foundation reports regularly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the management of all funds in its accounts and is committed to ensuring their proper stewardship.

Visit albany.edu/giving to learn more.

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