The sixth Pitt Day of Giving arrives on February 22, and the Department of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement has several activities and challenges planned.
On-campus donation stations, where you can scan a QR code to donate, will be set up from 8:00 a.m. to midnight in the Pitt Alumni Association lobby in the Alumni Lobby and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Kimbo Art Gallery, on the first floor of Union William Pitt.
The University has identified four priority areas for donors: The Pitt Fund, Student Emergency Relief Fund, General Scholarship Fund and Panthers Forward.
During the fifth Pitt Day of Giving in February 2021, more than 11,100 donors – the most on record – gave nearly $2.5 million to scholarships, research, academic programs, student organizations, athletics and other initiatives.
Pitt supporters are also encouraged to use social media to promote Giving Day. One of the fun activities is to create your own Cathy Origami. A picture of the desk-sized Learning Cathedral and instructions on how to create it can be found here. When you’re done, post a photo of your creation on social media using #PittDayofGiving. The organizers also want to know if you are #TeamCathy or #TeamCathedral.
Challenge funds are allocated to Pitt Zones based on day, power hour and global competitions
Faculty and Staff Challenge: If 2,500 faculty and/or staff donate, additional funds will be allocated to the fund that received the most donations from faculty and staff.
Gold Challenge (graduates of the last decade): If 1,787 recent alumni (classes of 2012-21) donate, the challenge funds will go to the fund that received the most gifts from recent alumni.
School and college opening hours: From noon to 1 p.m., the school, college or campus with the most people donating online will win additional funds.
Power Hour locations, experiences and more: From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Pitt area with the most people donating online will win additional challenge funds.
Student Organization Power Hour: From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the student association that has the most gifts online will win additional challenge funds.
Pitt day to give the scavenger hunt: Find the Pitt Day of Giving QR codes on campus to participate in the scavenger hunt. Two winners will be selected every hour between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on February 22. At 8:30 p.m., four more grand prize winners will be selected. Hourly winners will receive $40 at the Pitt University Bookstore. Grand prize winners will receive $50 at the Pitt University Bookstore and can award $500 to a Pitt-affiliated area of their choice.
Gift of Pitt Pantry and Gift of Socks: Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Pitt Pantry between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on February 22 at the Kimbo Art Gallery to receive an official pair of Pitt Day of Giving socks, while supplies last.
Eat at Saxbys and donate: Make a purchase at any Saxbys store on campus in Pittsburgh on February 22 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Panthers Forward. The Saxbys are located on the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning and in the Hillman Library.
Learn more about the Pitt’s Donation Day website.