Stay tuned for updates on our new crowdfunding initiatives and upcoming annual giving challenges!
Day of Giving 2017
Our fourth annual Day of Giving — held over 24 hours on May 4 and 5, 2017 — was a tremendous success. Thank you to all who participated in celebration of our extraordinary University. Our community joined together and showcased their Valpo pride by making gifts, thanking donors at Thank-A-Thon, and sharing countless photos, messages, and stories on social media.
Because of you, our incredible Valparaiso University community, we broke records — all in support of our current students of promise and future generations of Valpo leaders. This year was our largest Day of Giving yet, with more than $723,000 raised from more than 2,500 donors, 197 of whom made their first-ever gift to Valpo.
For a full rundown of our Day of Giving, click here.
Stay tuned for information /about our next Day of Giving!
Helge Challenge Successful
Thanks to the generosity of the Rev. Mark ’71 and Kathy Koepp ’71 Helge, the first year of Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future
included an annual giving challenge, which matched gifts on a 1:1, 2:1, or 3:1 basis. The challenge’s primary goals were to encourage new and former donors to support Valpo and to increase giving levels for returning loyal donors.
By every measure, the challenge match for the past fiscal year was a success! Young alumni donors totaled 1,038 and contributed more than $348,000 through gifts that were matched 3:1. New, former, and loyal donors also responded to the challenge, bringing the cumulative giving total to $1,900,000, including 411 first-time donor households. It is because of your generous support that Valpo continues to be a place where students can pursue their dreams and begin their lives of leadership and service.