Giving Tuesday

118% of $50,000 goal
This campaign ended on December 01, 2021, but you can still make a gift to University of Northern Iowa by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,000

An Anonymous Donorrex b eno matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorA 1989 Panther matched $2,000
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Rob Ruchotzke photoRob Ruchotzke gave $250

Giving Tuesday started as a simple idea to encourage people to do good. It has grown into a global movement that inspires people to give and celebrate generosity. At UNI, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for Panthers to come together, thank each other for their support, help a fellow Panther succeed and share their UNI experience.

On #UNIGivingTuesday, we ask that our Panthers lift up current and future students with your support. We encourage you to give back by telling your story and by making a gift.

Gifts can be designated to areas with high student impact like the Panther Pantry, Student Emergency Fund or the Panther Completion Grant. You can also support the annual fund, deans' funds or a specific program.

You can get involved in a few key ways:

  1. Make a gift today!
    1. Gifts to the Annual Fund and Dean's Fund have lasting impacts on current and future students. 
    2. The Panther Pantry, UNI Student Emergency Fund and the Panther Completion Grant
      have been very impactful for students, especially over the last two academic years. Continue to provide opportunities for students facing financial hardships or food insecurity.
  2. Share your UNI story and how you support current UNI students.
    1. We all have different backgrounds and experiences.
    2. How did you find UNI? Who supported you while you were a student? How do you give back to current students?
    3. Be sure to use #UNIGivingTuesday and share the campaign page on your social accounts when you become an advocate.
  3. Share the #UNIGivingTuesday campaign page on your social accounts or by copying the campaign link.
    1. Share the campaign to track the number of clicks, gifts and dollars you generate. 
      1. You can even have an impact without making a gift, learn more below.
    2. Find out how to track your impact here!

We hope you can join us today for #UNIGivingTuesday! Your support makes a difference for the Panther family.

Final Total - $59,280 from 235 Donors


Through your generous gifts and efforts on social media, we exceeded all goals for #UNIGivingTuesday. UNI students will directly benefit from your participation and engagement. 

I hope you were able to enjoy the day and can take pride in the group accomplishment.

For the Annual Giving nerds out there: 

  • $59,280 raised
  • 235 donations
  • 34 different designations
  • Gifts ranged from $10 to $10,000
  • Class gifts ranged from 1962 to 2020
  • Most gifts by class year: 2013 (Woo!)
  • Most dollars by class year: 1987

Very proud of the Panther family!

See you all on April 7 for ๐Ÿ’œ Live Purple, Give Gold! ๐Ÿ’›


-Rob Ruchotzke '13

255 days ago by Rob Ruchotzke
Thank you and Final Push

$40,000 goal has been met and passed! Thank you to everyone who has contributed their gifts and shared their UNI story. Your stories are inspiring and your gifts will be transformational for current and future UNI students.

The final push for the night will come from our Panther Engagement Center (PEC) student employees. A group of dedicated UNI students who speak with alumni, parents and friends of UNI every night. PEC students gain a lot by speaking with people like you and appreciate the opportunity to better UNI through their efforts. 

The final stretch goal for #UNIGivingTuesday will be $50,000.

We hope to finish the night out strong with the efforts from our PEC students. Help them out by sharing the campaign page to your social network.

Thankful for your support!

-Rob Ruchotzke '13

256 days ago by Rob Ruchotzke
First goal met! Stretch Goal - $40,000

Thanks to some very generous donors (you), we've met our first goal of $30,000! 

We're so thankful for your support and the stories we've seen so far on social media. We hope to keep this momentum going with a stretch goal of $40,000 before the day is out. 

Keep sharing your UNI story on social media with a link to the campaign and the #UNIGivingTuesday. 

Go Panthers!

256 days ago by Rob Ruchotzke
#UNIGivingTuesday and Matching gifts

Wow, what a start to #UNIGivingTuesday! We're nearing gifts of $10,000 and it's not even 10:00 am! Thank you to everyone who's supported so far!

There are multiple matching gift and challenge gift opportunities available for review. If you haven't already, tell your UNI story and share why you support the next generation of Panthers!

NOTE: The Student Emergency Fund reached their initial goal of $2,500 and will be aiming for a stretch goal of $7,500.

Matching gift opportunities: 

$10,000 Panther Completion Grant matching challenge is available. Any gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000!

$1,000 unrestricted matching gift in honor of Fred Abraham for the next $1,000. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar to any designation!

$2,000 Student Emergency Fund matching challenge is nearly completed but there's still time to get your gift matched.

Challenge gift opportunities: 

An alumni from the class of 2013 has offered to donate $250 if 25 donors make a gift. 

Create your own challenge or matching gift to encourage other supporters to get involved.

256 days ago by Rob Ruchotzke

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