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University tops $1.2 million in support from Day of Giving and capital grant

Matthew Stultz Nov 4, 2022

Waynesburg University has raised more than $1.2 million through two recent initiatives, the University announced today.

The University’s seventh annual Day of Giving was held yesterday, Nov. 3, and the event earned more than $600,334 from 980 donations in 42 states, including the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Canadian province of New Brunswick. All of which provided the University with a record-breaking year.

“The University’s success with our Day of Giving is only made possible by the generosity of our alumni and friends,” said Stacey Brodak, vice president for Institutional Advancement and University Relations. “We are extremely grateful for their contributions. These funds are important to the academic departments and athletic teams and make so many things possible across our campus.”

For the departmental and athletics challenge, the Yellow Jackets’ softball team was the overall champion with a total of $19,120 from 131 donors, earning $2,000 in additional funds.

The Department of Business Administration took first place in the academic department challenge, earning an additional $2,000, and the Biblical & Ministry Studies Program earned $500 for second place.

In the athletics challenge, the football team placed first, collecting an additional $1,000, while the men’s basketball team was second and received a $500 award.

All other participating departments and teams that received 50 gifts from individual donors received a $200 award.

Additionally, Waynesburg was recently notified that it was the recipient of a $630,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).

The grant will support facility enhancements for the Department of Nursing space in the Paul R. Stewart Science Hall.

“Once again, we are extremely blessed to have been selected to receive important funding from RACP,” shared Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “We are grateful for our local and state government leaders, who have worked in tandem, to support our proposal. Our nationally acclaimed Nursing Program plays an integral role in educating the nurses of tomorrow, supplying the healthcare industry with ready-from-day-one professionals.”