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ACU Day of Giving aims to benefit students, honor legacies

Whether through scholarships, the renovation of Moody Coliseum, a student care fund, or a race studies center, the projects that benefit from Abilene Christian University’s Day of Giving all have students at heart.

The fourth annual ACU Day of Giving is scheduled for April 27. Alumni and friends of ACU can donate to one of nine special projects in gifts of any amount, and those gifts can be designated in honor of other alumni, professors, colleagues or students who have made an impact on the lives around them.

“No matter whom you choose to honor, your gift will benefit all Wildcats,” said Jim Orr, vice president for advancement. “We have nine tremendous funds from all corners of the campus that you can bless with your generosity, and all directly support students. Gifts as small as $5 make a big difference!”

The nine featured funds for Day of Giving are:

  • Exceptional Fund
  • Katie Kirby Fund
  • Hope for the Future Scholarships
  • ACU athletics
  • ACU missions
  • Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action
  • McCaleb Family Endowed Lynay Scholarship
  • Mabee Business Building Jozell Brister second floor classroom wing renovation
  • Moody Coliseum renovation

On the 2019 Day of Giving, ACU received gifts totaling more than $268,000. This year, the university aims to top that number and to involve more than 1,000 individuals as Day of Giving donors.

“We look forward to strong participation from the ACU community again this year as alumni and friends join together to honor others and provide for students,” said Craig Fisher, associate vice president for advancement and alumni.

For more information or to make a donation, visit Any gift made now through April 27 is included in Day of Giving totals.

— Wendy Kilmer

Apr. 22, 2021

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