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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 6, 2017

Wow — what a day! The University of Pittsburgh raised over $5.5 million during its first-ever Day of Giving Campaign.

In total, 5,577 gifts came in from all 50 states and 21 countries. It was an exciting 24 hours on February 28, 2017, which marked the 230th anniversary of the University’s founding. Pitt had never seen anything like it, and you can bet on this becoming a new annual tradition.

This was a huge day for us. Money raised will support tuition scholarships, study-abroad scholarships, and top Dean priorities.

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Day of Giving.

We are fortunate to have an incredible alumni network that stretches across the globe. If you’re interested in getting more involved with the school—whether by making a financial contribution, serving as a mentor to students, offering job referrals to graduates, becoming an alumni ambassador in your region, or anything else you have in mind —please don’t hesitate to reach out! My email address is

There are truly so many ways to get involved. Active alumni improve the value of your degree, enhance the experience for today’s students, and create a stronger and brighter future for the school. You are the secret ingredient to our success!

Let’s build on the momentum of our historic Day of Giving, and make Pitt all it can be.

Hail to Pitt!