Florida Tech will hold its 4th annual Day of Giving starting at midnight Tuesday, Nov. 27, giving Panthers from around the world the chance to support their university.
Florida Tech’s Day of Giving is held 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 international philanthropy benefiting non-profit organizations.
Florida Tech’s Day of Giving website at http://dayofgiving.fit.edu/ is counting down to the midnight kick-off and on Nov. 27 will keep a tally with a live leaderboard showing real-time dollars and donors for each participating college, team and unit, as well as overall totals.
The goal is 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 this year is 1,958 donors to commemorate Florida Tech’s founding 60 years ago, on Sept. 22, 1958.
The importance of participation goes beyond any particular amount of money raised. No matter the size of individual donations, the level of alumni participation overall is a key factor in how organizations, including the influential ranking publication U.S. News and World Report, perceive the success of a university and how they ultimately rank it.