AU hosts second annual Day of Giving, raises $177,000

On Thursday, April 6, Anderson University hosted its second annual day of giving event, Orange & Black Give Back. This year, 672 donors gave more than $177,000. Of those who gave, 218 were faculty and staff members, and 176 donors gave to the university for the first time.

Orange & Black Give Back is an 18-hour, high-energy viral giving experience where participation is the goal, not the dollar amount. Gifts were made to the AU Student Fund to provide much needed scholarship and grant funds, as well as to specific departments or athletic teams.

Anderson University alumni and friends connected with the university and with each other on social media using #AUGiveBack. Activities from that day can be viewed at

Last year, in Anderson’s first ever Day of Giving event, alumni and friends of the university exceeded the initial goal of 250 donors with a final total of 575 donors who gave over $111,000. This year’s donor goal was 650.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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