A Record-Breaking Giving Day for the College of Education

College of Education Dean Kimberly Griffin shows off the coveted Testudo trophy, which the college earned for winning the Giving Day Power Hour: Most Faculty & Staff Donors.

The College of Education had its best-ever Giving Day this year. The college raised $301,598 from 282 donors, coming in third overall out of 29 units ranked on the university-wide leaderboard. This was a significant increase from last year, when the college raised $226,476 from 222 donors.

EdTerps also won the Giving Day Power Hour: Most Faculty & Staff Donors for the third year in a row, with 112 faculty and staff making a gift. This honor earned the college $2,000 to further support its programs and students, as well as the coveted Testudo trophy.

“I could not be more proud of all of the generosity and hard work that went into our Giving Day success this year,” said Dean Kimberly Griffin. “There is no shortage of challenges facing education, and the support we received was a reflection of a shared investment in eliminating inequities and creating a better future for our youth and our society. Our development team has been creative and tireless in their efforts, making sure that everyone was coordinated and felt a part of our shared vision and commitment to transforming education for good.”

Funds raised on Giving Day will support scholarships, graduate fellowships and the important work of the college’s departments and programs.