Day of Giving exceeds monetary, donor goals


By Reggie Ponder
Staff Writer

Monday, July 2, 2018

The 2018 Day of Giving at Elizabeth City State University raised $66,000 more than its monetary goal and exceeded its target number of donors by 331.

The Day of Giving was held Tuesday but donations were still being counted toward the campaign through today.

As of Wednesday the Day of Giving had raised $216,647 and drawn 1,831 donors. The campaign’s goal was $150,000 and 1,500 donors.

Downtown businesses got behind the university in a big way as Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. won the community challenge. Second place in the community challenge went to Elizabeth City Morning Rotary.

In the “decade” challenge, the 1970s decade of ECSU alumni raised the most money and the 1960s alumni took second place.

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. won the Greek challenge, followed by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

The Division of University Advancement won the ECSU departmental challenge, with the department of math and computer science finishing second.

This was the second year for the Day of Giving and the first year for the ECSU student challenge. The women’s tennis team won that challenge and the history scholars club took second-place honors.

During a meeting Wednesday morning of the ECSU Phase 2 Working Group, Jeanette Evans, president of the ECSU Foundation, thanked John Michael Lee Jr., vice chancellor for university advancement, for his leadership in the Day of Giving campaign.