The sixth Pitt Day of Giving is coming on Feb. 22 and the Department of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement has several activities and challenges planned.
On-campus donation stations, where you can scan a QR code to donate, will be set up from 8 a.m. to midnight in the Pitt Alumni Association lobby in Alumni Hall and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kimbo Art Gallery, on the first floor of the William Pitt Union.
The University has identified four areas of greatest priority for donors: The Pitt Fund, the student emergency assistance fund, the general scholarship fund and Panthers Forward.
During the fifth Pitt Day of Giving in February 2021, more than 11,100 donors — the most ever — gave nearly $2.5 million to scholarships, research, academic programs, student organizations, athletics, and other initiatives.
Pitt supporters also are encouraged to use social media to promote the Day of Giving. One fun activities is creating your own Cathy Origami. An image of the desk-sized Cathedral of Learning and instructions on how to create it can be found here. When you’re done, post a photo of your creation on social media using #PittDayofGiving. Organizers also want to know if you’re #TeamCathy or #TeamCathedral.
Challenge funds are allocated to Pitt areas based on day-long, power hour, and global competitions
Faculty & Staff Challenge: If 2,500 faculty and/or staff give, additional money will be awarded to the fund that received the most gifts from faculty and staff members.
G.O.L.D. (Graduates Of The Last Decade) Challenge: If 1,787 recent alumni (Classes 2012-21) make a gift, challenge funds will be released to the fund that received the most gifts from recent alumni.
School & College Power Hour: From noon to 1 p.m., the school, college or campus with the most individuals making a gift online will win additional challenge funds.
Places, Experiences and More Power Hour: From 2 to 3 p.m., the area of Pitt with the most individuals making a gift online will win additional challenge funds.
Student Organization Power Hour: From 6 to 7 p.m., the student organization with the most gifts online will win additional challenge funds.
Pitt Day Of Giving Scavenger Hunt: Find the Pitt Day of Giving QR codes across campus to participate in the scavenger hunt. Two winners will be selected each hour between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 22. At 8:30 p.m., four additional grand prize winners will be selected. Hourly winners will receive $40 to the Pitt University Bookstore. Grand prize winners will receive $50 to the Pitt University Bookstore and will get to designate $500 to a Pitt-affiliated area of their choice.
Pitt Pantry Donation And Sock Giveaway: Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Pitt Pantry between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 22 to the Kimbo Art Gallery to receive an official pair of Pitt Day of Giving socks, while supplies last.
Eat at Saxbys and donate: Make a purchase at either Saxbys location on the Pittsburgh campus on Feb. 22 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Panthers Forward. Saxbys are located on Cathedral of Learning ground level and in Hillman Library.
Find out more on the Pitt Day of Giving website.