Stockton’s Annual Giving Day Sets Records

Ospreys Give 2022

Galloway, N.J.– The Stockton University Foundation’s fifth annual giving day drew record participation and raised more than $150,000 for students and university programs.

Ospreys Give kicked off at 1 p.m., Oct. 12, and generated gifts from 915 donors, surpassing the goal of 750.

“The ever-increasing level of support for Stockton and the Foundation continues to be inspiring,” Dan Nugent, vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the Stockton Foundation, said. “We are absolutely thrilled and grateful for the incredible outpouring of support from alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends from southern New Jersey and across the country.”

Student at punch boardThe theme for the day was Give for Good, and funds were raised for initiatives focusing on student success, equity, wellness, emerging needs and the environment. Donors selected from more than 100 individual causes to provide support, ranging from scholarships to emergency relief funds, athletic programs, student organizations and academic programs.

All 50 years of Stockton’s history were represented, as donations came from at least one member of each of Stockton’s graduating classes from 1973 through 2022. Current students also joined in the effort, with gifts from each of the university’s current classes.

A record 40 match and challenge gifts helped to inspire participation and maximize contributions.

One such match came from Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman and First Lady Lynne Kesselman, who pledged $5 for every gift made by their fellow Stockton alumni.

“Lynne and I look forward to supporting Ospreys Give every year,” Kesselman said. “Joining together with the entire community to give back to Stockton in support of our students is not only rewarding, it shows how much Stockton is valued throughout the region.”

Donations are still being accepted. For more information or to donate, visit

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Media contact:
Stacey Clapp
Director of Strategic Communications
Galloway, N.J. 08205

--Photos by Susan Allen