University Foundation Sets Record, Raises More Than $440,000 from 1,100 Donors
Galloway, N.J. — The Stockton University Foundation hosted its sixth annual 24-hour day of giving campaign, Ospreys Give, this month and exceeded its goal of 1,000 donors.
More than 1,100 individuals contributed over $440,000 toward scholarships and programs from 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 through 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The theme of this year’s event was gratitude, encouraging supporters to express their appreciation for Stockton, its programs, and the support it provides to its students and the communities it serves.
Senior Tamara Farrow encouraged her fellow classmates to join her in making a gift.
“Joining in on Ospreys Give and donating for the first time felt great. I'm happy to give back to Stockton. This place has had a huge impact on who I've become,” said Farrow, a Business Studies major.
A number of alumni, board members, faculty, staff and others provided match and challenge gifts to inspire others to participate and provide the opportunity for some gifts to be doubled and more. Leading the effort was Spencer's and Spirit Halloween, which provided a $250,000 challenge gift when the campaign reached its goal of 1,000 donors. The gift will support the School of Business with a check presentation to take place at the company’s headquarters later in October.
Fun and free events on Stockton's Galloway and Atlantic City campuses celebrated the spirit of giving, including a Kick-off Party, Talon Taxi offering riders the opportunity to win money for their favorite programs and causes, and "Cup of Joe with President Joe,” a morning event allowing guests to meet and mingle with President Joe Bertolino while enjoying coffee and doughnuts.
“I’m thrilled to participate in my first Ospreys Give,” Bertolino said. “Witnessing the incredible generosity of our friends and neighbors and the positive impact I know it will make on our students is truly inspiring. This is a remarkable testament to Stockton’s strong presence in the region and beyond.”
Demonstrating their support and enthusiasm, 100% of Stockton University’s Board of Trustees, deans, and president’s cabinet generously contributed to the record-breaking success of the campaign.
Donations are still being accepted at stockton.edu/give.
About the Stockton University Foundation:
The Stockton University Foundation supports numerous university initiatives, including a robust scholarships program, made possible by generous donations from alumni, friends of the university, organizations and businesses. Learn more about the Stockton University Foundation at stockton.edu/foundation.