UNA Pressroom

University Of North Alabama Looks Forward To Another Successful Una Giving Day

Nov. 06, 2017

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Bryan Rachal,

University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.- Building on the success of last year, the University of North Alabama Foundation will host the second annual UNA Giving Day, Nov. 28.

The social media fundraising push coincides with the global day of philanthropy, #GivingTuesday, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Elizabeth Tyson, annual giving coordinator at UNA, said they were pleasantly surprised by last year's results, but they hope to do even more this year.

"We were thrilled to get over 220 donors who helped us raise over $41,000 last year," Tyson said. "This year, we simply hope to increase the participation amount. We know our community will step up once again to help UNA succeed," she said.

As mentioned, the event mainly focuses on social media, with the hope that people will donate and then share that information for their friends to see.

"Social media is a great tool for us to get the word out and it's an opportunity for people to show their friends what's important to them," she said. "We would love for UNA Giving Day to trend Nov. 28, but we'll only get there if people donate and share!"

Last year, UNA raised $41,868 from 224 donors, with a majority of the money going toward current use funds in the foundation. Twenty-four of the donors were first-time donors to UNA.

For more information:https://www.una.edu/dayofgiving/


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates arenownedcollegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.