Auburn University to launch Tiger Giving Day Dec. 1

Published: November 23, 2015
Updated: November 30, 2015
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Auburn University will host "Tiger Giving Day," a 24-hour university-wide crowdfunding initiative, on Dec. 1. Tiger Giving Day is part of Giving Tuesday, a national day of philanthropy held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. 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, from support for students to support for research and outreach programs. Among these are opportunities to fund study abroad, new white boards to enhance studying in the library, and the Auburn Alumni Association's endowment to benefit veterans returning to campus life. Donors can also choose to fund research, such as imaging software that will help eliminate the negative effects of chemotherapy or a core sampler that will allow researchers to map residual oil along the Gulf coast.

Many of the projects also reflect Auburn's service to its community and to the state of Alabama, such as a 20K House for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction's Rural Studio; the College of Agriculture's medicinal garden; and the Harrison School of Pharmacy's medical clinic, which provides basic healthcare to the underserved and homeless population in Mobile.

"Crowdfunding projects give people who want to support Auburn opportunities to find a project they are interested in and give at any level, joining other members of the Auburn family to fund something they are passionate about," said Jane DiFolco Parker, vice president for development at Auburn University. "This is a way for the Auburn Family to connect with the university through giving to projects of specific interest to them. Everyone can participate."

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. Visitors to TigerGiving.org can also view real-time funding updates throughout the day and watch as the projects reach their goals.

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