ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Rockford University’s Day of Giving wants to help fund a record number of scholarships this year.

The private four-year college held its eighth annual giving day on April 28, which fell on National Pay It Forward Day. Rockford University has launched a 24-hour challenge to raise $100,000

The money collected on the day of the donation finances scholarships, allowing many alumni to complete their studies.

In the spirit of Pay It Forward, alumni were inspired to give back to future generations of UR students.

“99% of full-time students at Rockford University receive more than $10 million in scholarships, financial aid and grants each year,” said Stephen Kull, vice president for advancement at Rockford University. . “By supporting scholarships, we are able to help break down financial barriers that prevent our students from pursuing their passions and achieving their goal of graduation.”

Challenges, fun incentives and special activities encouraged donors to get involved throughout the day, while students, faculty and staff celebrated on campus.

Progress made during Giving Day 2022 can be followed on social media using the hashtag #RUDayofGiving2022.

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