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2023 Day of Giving Results
We are blown away by the response from so many DUs, parents and friends who answered the call on our 2023 Day of Giving. We are in the final year of our Ignite The Charge Campaign, and every gift truly matters to the undergraduates we serve. Below are some of our results from the 2023 Day of Giving. We truly hope these results fill you with pride for Delta Upsilon and our commitment to Building Better Men each year. Because of YOU, Delta Upsilon will continue developing the hearts and minds of young men who are committed to Friendship, Character, Culture and Justice. THANK YOU!
Day of Giving Results: Breakdown
453 ALUMNI, PARENTS AND FRIENDS GAVE GIFTS TO THE 2023 DAY OF GIVING.
$261,025 WAS GIVEN OR PLEDGED TO THE ANNUAL LOYALTY FUND (ALF), WHICH UNLOCKED AN ADDITIONAL $300,000 FROM OUR CHALLENGE GIFT DONOR.
$652,258 WAS NEWLY GIVEN OR PLEDGED TO CHAPTER LEGACY PLAN (CLP) ENDOWMENTS.
$783 WAS THE AVERAGE GIFT/PLEDGE TO THE ANNUAL LOYALTY FUND.
$5,096 WAS THE AVERAGE GIFT/PLEDGE TO A CLP.
KANSAS STATE (68 DONORS) HAD THE HIGHEST PARTICIPATION FOR A CLP.
INDIANA (16 DONORS) HAD THE HIGHEST PARTICIPATION FOR THE ANNUAL LOYALTY FUND.
Top 5 Chapters Supporting the Annual Loyalty Fund
North Dakota: $27,454
Iowa State: $21,450
Western Reserve: $20,645
Cal Poly: $17,902
NC State: $16,650
Top 5 Chapters Supporting their Chapter Legacy Plan
San Diego State: $171,478
Kansas State: $151,128
Founders Day of giving Impact
Through tax-deductible donations to the DUEF, the Foundation is able to fund important Fraternity programs and initiatives. Below are just a few of the impactful educational programs the DUEF supports through grants and registration scholarships.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Founders Day of Giving?
This 24-hour campaign is an international effort to inspire DU alumni, undergraduates, parents and friends to make a gift to the DUEF. Gifts of any size are welcome. The 2023 event focused efforts on Monday, Nov. 6 due to November 4th.
Like popular, national events like Giving Tuesday, the Founders Day of Giving is a day dedicated to raising funds for the DUEF. The Fraternity’s Founder Day—was chosen as a way for brothers to celebrate 189 years of brotherhood and give back to the organization that means so much to members.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. The Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, meaning your gift is 100% tax deductible.
Our Tax ID number is: 351976226
What can I support?
The Founders Day of Giving aims to support the DUEF’s Annual Loyalty Fund. This is the Foundation’s general fund, and money in it can be used to support any DUEF initiative. From funding Delta Upsilon educational programs like the Regional Leadership Academy, GSI and the Emerging Leaders Experience to academic scholarships. To be successful, the DUEF must have a robust Annual Loyalty Fund.
Will I receive a receipt?
Yes. You will receive an electronic receipt after making your gift. In addition, you will receive a year-end tax mailer for any contribution to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation for the 2023 calendar year in January. If you need a hard copy of your receipt, please email Director of Operations Jana Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I send a gift in the mail, will it still count toward the Founders Day of Giving?
We gladly accept checks for the Day of Giving. Please write “Day of Giving” in the memo.
Can I give a gift of stock?
Yes, the DUEF does accept gifts of stock. To do so, please follow the instructions here.
Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?
You can contact the DUEF by calling IHQ at (317) 875-8900, or by emailing Director of Advancement Sean FitzGerald at email@example.com.