2019 Giving Day raises over $1 million, 39% of donors NU students

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2019 Giving Day raises over $1 million, 39% of donors NU students

Northeastern heavily advertised Giving Day, which took place April 11.

Northeastern heavily advertised Giving Day, which took place April 11.

Samantha Barry

Northeastern heavily advertised Giving Day, which took place April 11.

Samantha Barry

Samantha Barry

Northeastern heavily advertised Giving Day, which took place April 11.

Deanna Schwartz, campus editor

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Northeastern’s annual Giving Day, which took place April 11 this year, raised over $1 million in total through 14,119 individual donations, according to a Nov. 4 presentation by Rick Davis, vice president of alumni relations, to the Student Government Association. 

Despite the debate among students that surrounded this year’s Giving Day, students made up 39 percent of donors, contributing $21,561 to 247 funds. The average student donation was $3.83. During Giving Day events, Northeastern employees presented incentives such as free t-shirts or cups to students who donated as little as $1.

Although only 31 percent of donors were NU alumni, they donated the most money in total, with an average donation of $100 and a total of $440,890 given to 219 different funds. 

Parents of current NU students made up a little under 11 percent of the total number of donors. The group’s average donation was $124.74, totaling $192,227 for 160 different funds. 

Northeastern employees made up the smallest percentage of the donors at a little over 8 percent. Employees donated $52,139 to 114 funds at an average donation of $37.89.