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UWS Day of Giving ends tonight at midnight

7th Annual UWS Day of Giving 7th Annual UWS Day of Giving |  Photo: Kyle Aune/WDIO

Updated: May 04, 2021 05:49 PM
Created: May 04, 2021 05:41 PM

It's that time of year again, for the annual UWS Day of Giving.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Foundation is hosting its seventh annual Superior Day of Giving, but only until midnight tonight. The 24-hour online event gives alumni, community partners, and the community itself the opportunity to support Yellowjacket students.

While the Superior Fund remains the primary focus for the fundraiser, donors may also choose to direct their gifts to UWS Athletics, Campus Recreation, the Music Department, the Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department, the Gender Equity Resource Center, or the Superior Floating Classroom.

"With so many changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UW-Superior students need the support of our community now more than ever," said Jeanne Thompson, vice chancellor for University Advancement. "Gifts made to the Foundation's Superior Fund benefit our students, faculty and staff, facilities, and more, and maintain excellence at UW-Superior."

With the event falling on May 4, which each year prompts a flurry of "Star Wars"-themed messages on social media around the movie quote, "May the force (4th) be with you," the UW-Superior Foundation decided to get on board with the lighthearted "Star Wars" theme this year.

Last year, amidst a global pandemic, over $90,000 was donated on the Superior Day of Giving. This year, to mark the day of May 4, the UW-Superior Foundation hopes the spirit of giving is strong.

Most gifts received on Superior Day of Giving are made online but can also be made by mail. Every gift of any amount made to the Superior Fund on May 4 will count toward this year's goal.

To make a gift online, visit uwsuper.edu/give. Individuals may also mail a check to the UW-Superior Foundation, PO Box 2000, Old Main 237, Superior, WI 54880.

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