Santa Clara University

The Power of One Day


.... went All In for SCU!

Together, we made history.

On March 18, 2015, 4,855 people donated to SCU during its second annual one-day giving challenge. Not only did this surpass the goal of 4,000 donors in 24 hours but nearly 2,000 more donors participated than during our historic first day of giving. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Bronco community, SCU raised 50 percent more than last year for a total of $1,221,016, including the $500,000 challenge gift from a generous alumni couple from the classes of 1972 and '73.

This represents the most donors and the most gifts SCU has ever received in one day, making the University’s new tradition a resounding success.

Thank you donors!

Our challenge-gift donors gave to areas of the University that they are passionate about to inspire others to do the same. As a result, 4,855 new gifts will now support and strengthen the SCU experience for our students, including scholarships and programs that our community cares deeply about.

Thank you to everyone who gave, and especially to the generous alumni couple who provided the challenge gift that inspired the Bronco community. Here's what our challenge-gift donors had to say, reflecting the sentiment all those who participated share:

"We are overwhelmed and humbled by the response from alumni, parents,  faculty, staff, students, and friends who gave on this second Day of Giving. The Bronco community rose to the occasion and exceeded all expectations!"

March 18 Button - We Did It!

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