Florida Institute of Technology will roll out its inaugural Day of Giving with a university wide movement to celebrate the spirit of giving and involve alumni from around the world.
Florida Tech’s Day of Giving will happen on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in conjunction with the international effort known as Giving Tuesday. Introduced in the United States in 2012, Giving Tuesday, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day of philanthropy benefiting non-profit organizations. It has involved 30,000 partners in 68 countries.
The Day of Giving website at http://dayofgiving.fit.edu/ will count down to the kick-off and, on Dec. 1, keep a real-time tally with a live leaderboard. Links to social media will also be available. The goal will be to secure participation by obtaining gifts of all sizes from as many Florida Tech alumni as possible during this 24-hour time period.
“The goal of the day is to encourage participation from as many alumni and friends as possible,” said Florida Tech President and CEO Anthony Catanese. “We are all ambassadors for Florida Tech, and our shared success ensures a bright future for our university.”