Morrow, GA—It’s an ambitious endeavor, but it’s one that will help make dreams real for the students of Clayton State University.
Tuesday, March 1, Clayton State will hold its inaugural day of giving entitled “#Give4Dreams”, and for 24 hours straight the University will raise funds to advance several projects around campus. From study abroad programs, to scholarships, to conferences and emergency funds for students, a variety of areas will benefit from the donated funds.
Kate Troelstra, Vice President for University Advancement, is the visionary behind the #Give4Dreams project, and she says she hopes it casts a huge spotlight on Clayton State.
“Dr. Hynes and I had talked about a day of giving for a while. It was something he felt strongly about doing at Clayton State. I wanted to make sure that what we did would not only generate gifts, but also increase awareness of the University throughout metro Atlanta.”
Troelstra added, “Gifts to Clayton State have an immediate and life-changing impact on our students. Scholarship gifts can literally mean the difference between whether or not a student can complete his or her degree, and supporting one of the many campus departments or programs ensures that we’re able to offer our students an engaging educational experience that positions them for future success.”
The day of giving begins at 8 a.m. and a live broadcast of #Give4Dreams will take place in the James M. Baker University Center Commons from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it will be streamed on YouTube with constant updates on funds raised and interviews with faculty, staff, corporate partners, retirees, and many others. A web page will also provide information about the day of giving and include a list of scheduled programming and contribution updates.
For more information about the day, visit clayton.edu/give4dreams. You will be able to make a gift through the website on March 1 at 8 a.m..