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Day of Giving and Service successful

September 26, 2023

The Dakota State University Foundation raised over $300,000 for DSU programs and scholarships on September 14, which was Day of Giving 2023. A record-setting number of volunteers also participated in DSU’s annual Day of Service on the same day.  

Dakota State’s Day of Giving began with a goal of raising $250,000 from 1,500 donors. In total, 1,505 donors from all 50 states supported DSU students and programs.

“Hitting both our dollar amount and donor goals is a true testament to how supportive our DSU community is,” said Emily Wollmann, Annual Giving and Communications Officer. “Together, we’re making DSU students’ dreams a reality.”

Two DSU students received $500 scholarships from Madison Regional Health System. Cameron Kittridge earned one of the scholarships for soliciting the most donations. Molli Thornton earned the other scholarship for the most dollars raised.

In conjunction with Day of Giving, DSU’s annual Day of Service event offered a way to give back to the Madison community. This year, 934 students, faculty, staff, and alumni participated, completing 2,541.5 hours of work.

Event organizer Mandy Hendrix, Director of Student Engagement and Leadership, enjoys hearing from organizations and project locations about how much they appreciate this community-building event.

“This is a phenomenal tradition that I am proud to be a part of,” Hendrix said.

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