Give SJU Day again surpasses goals

Giving Alum Features

November 19, 2021

Image: leaves in background Text: THank you! 1,491 donors; $702,008 Raised; hashtag give SJU day

Another year, another set of goals surpassed.

That’s the headline coming out of Give SJU Day 2021, which was held on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

A total of 1,491 donors – well exceeding the goal set entering the day - contributed to raise $702,008 for SJU Student Fund Scholarships – the second-highest total in the event’s history.

Not only that, but for the third year in a row, donors came from all 50 states – again unlocking a $10,000 gift from an anonymous trustee.

“I want to thank all of our donors and volunteers for their incredible generosity and commitment that helped make this year’s Give SJU Day such a success,” said Ted Kain ’12, SJU’s director of annual giving.

“I’m always amazed at how many alumni, friends, parents, students and employees stand up for Saint John’s year after year.”

The total amount raised this year was boosted by 67 class-specific matches.

The Class of 2010 led the way in terms of total donors with 48, narrowly edging the Class of 1972 with 47, the Class of 1983 with 46 and the Class of 1991 with 40.

In terms of total dollars raised, the Class of 1982 again led the way this year with a preliminary total of $55,410. That was followed by the Class of 1983 with $44,500 and the Class of 1972 with $41,801.

“We are all so appreciative to the friends, family and alumni who contributed to Saint John’s, and in doing so, made a powerful difference for our students,” SJU Transitional President Dr. James Mullen Jr. said.

“Thanks to them, today’s students will enjoy the life-changing experience that generations of Johnnies have experienced.”

Give SJU Day marks the biggest giving day of the year when it comes to supporting Johnnies. And though the day itself is over, donations can always be made to the SJU Student Fund.

“Give SJU Day is just another incredible testament to the passion and devotion so many people have for this place,” Kain said. “It’s always so great to see that in action.”

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