STEPHENVILLE (March 25, 2016) — Tarleton State University launches its first Day of Giving at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, challenging 1,899 participants to pay it forward to students. The 1,899 goal celebrates the year Tarleton was founded.
Day of Giving is part of Texans Team Up, a full week of activities dedicated to the university’s core value of service. The week kicks off Saturday, April 2, when students, faculty and staff help local residents with everything from washing windows to mowing lawns as part of a legendary event known as Round Up. On Thursday, April 7, classroom learning is tied to service opportunities in the university’s first Service Day.
“Day of Giving is a way for the entire university family—including alumni, students, parents and friends—to show support for Tarleton,” said Jennifer Hawthorne, director of Development. “There is no minimum donation. Gifts are tax deductible and can be designated for any Tarleton college, program or organization.”
Donations can be made online from 12:01 a.m. to 12:59 p.m. or at a drop-off station from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the plaza between the Barry B. Thompson Student Center and the Dining Hall. Tarleton’s Jazz Ensembles perform at noon.
Alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to have Coffee with John from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the Day of Giving at the John Tarleton statue and to a Stephenville Chamber of Commerce mixer at 5 p.m. in the renovated Administration Building.
“Day of Giving is an exciting time for Tarleton,” Hawthorne said. “It’s a great way to build community and student support through scholarships and programming.”
Day of Giving concludes with a celebration at sunset Wednesday, April 6, and the Tarleton Smokestack will be lit in purple when donation 1,899 is received.
To give online, go to tarleton.edu/dayofgiving/.
For more information on Texans Team Up, visit tarleton.edu/texansteamup/.
Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.