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Auburn University will host “Tiger Giving Day,” a special 24-hour fundraising initiative, on Dec. 1. Tiger Giving Day is part of Giving Tuesday, a national day of philanthropy held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It began in 2012 as a counterpoint to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On this day, TigerGiving.org will highlight more than 20 unique projects from Auburn’s colleges, schools and units that are seeking private support. 

Ranging from $2,500 to $50,000, these projects include a wide variety of initiatives, such as the Auburn Alumni Association’s endowment to benefit veterans returning to campus life, a 20K House for the School of Architecture’s Rural Studio and research travel grants for the Graduate School. 

The TigerGiving.org website will feature descriptions and videos explaining each project, as well as bios and photos about some of the students, faculty or programs that will benefit from the one-day fundraising initiative. Auburn alumni, students and friends are encouraged to visit the site on Dec. 1 and donate to one or more of the initiatives they would like to see funded. Those who visit TigerGiving.org can also view real-time funding updates throughout the day and watch as the projects reach their goals.

Projects include:

Build a house
Rural Studio

Help a veteran attend Auburn
Alumni Affairs

Fund start-up ideas
Harbert School of Business’ Tiger Cage

Buy a device to help map remaining oil-spill tar near Gulf beaches
Prabakhar Clement and Joel Hayworth
Research

Build an area for detector dogs to play and learn skills
Canine Performance

Buy a 3-D printer to help develop improved prosthetics for wounded veterans
Research, Education and College of Architecture, Design and Construction

Buy imaging software to help researchers reduce chemotherapy side effects
Research

Keep the medicinal garden growing
College of Agriculture

Annual care costs for two therapy dogs
School of Nursing

Acquire artwork by Auburn alumnus
The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Buy more white boards for finals season
Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Buy a permanent telescope for the astronomy program
College of Sciences and Mathematics 

Study abroad scholarships
Honors College

Help graduate students travel to present research
Graduate School

Help future educators experience other cultures
College of Education

Expand the nature-based playground in the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Supplies for PAWS student-run free clinic in Mobile
Harrison School of Pharmacy