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’Canes come together to support the U on Giving Day

By UMAA

’Canes come together to support the U on Giving Day

By UMAA
Over a single 24-hour period, more than 2,070 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University of Miami came together in an all-digital effort to raise over $950,000 for a wide range of programs and priorities.

On Thursday, October 7, the University of Miami celebrated its third annual #OneDayOneU Giving Day as students, alumni, parents, friends, and Hurricane fans came together to make a difference for the U.

Over a single 24-hour period, more than 2,070 donors contributed to the areas and causes that matter most to them. In the process, individual donors unlocked matching funds from generous challenge gift supporters, amplifying the impact of individual contributions and raising a grand total of more than $950,000 for the University.

The impact of this generosity will brighten many corners of the University, benefiting students, faculty, medical research, academic and campus programs, and the wider community.

’Canes around the country and beyond got into the Giving Day spirit on social media as well, using downloadable digital graphics and the hashtag #OneDayOneU to share their support and spread the word.

“Giving Day is the day when ’Canes from all over the world can support the areas they are most passionate about, and collectively generate hundreds of thousands of dollars for our university,” Josh Friedman, senior vice president for development and alumni relations, said. “It is the day when the ’Cane spirit shines brightly—and illuminates the impact such generosity can have on the U.”