305 Give Day 2021 beats last year’s record

The results are in: 673 alumni and other Panther family members from 23 states banded together last week to support our FIU on 305 Give Day 2021!

The annual event encourages alumni to give in the spirit of “The 305” on March 5 (3/05) – a day many Miamians affectionately consider Miami’s holiday.

The second-annual 305 Give Day brought in a total of $65,177 for emergency assistance funds, first-generation and other student scholarships, programming at FIU’s colleges and schools, and more. It also surpassed last year’s donor record by nearly 140 donors.

“FIU 305 Give Day is a great way for alumni to show what FIU and our city means to us,” said Tom Jelke ’90, who pledged to match donations to the SigEp Alumni Scholarship Fund up to $1,000. “I was so proud to see so many FIU SigEp brothers and alumni make gifts to support the university we love. We are proud to be the first Greek organization to step up to make a [matching] challenge, and I look forward to seeing other Greek organizations follow suit for next year’s FIU 305 Give Day.”

While making an impact in the lives of Panthers is always the main goal of alumni giving, 305 Give Day and other alumni-focused campaigns don’t just raise funds for the university – they also boost alumni participation at FIU, a metric measured by U.S. News & World Report in its widely cited annual university rankings. As the university continues to rise in rankings and reputation, so rises the value of the FIU degrees alumni hold.

“I’m proud to see my fellow alumni showing up for FIU on 305 Give Day – and every day!” said FIU Alumni Association President Michael Hernandez ’04, MPA ’11. “We’re making a real difference for Panthers with every dollar we give, every year.”

Haven’t made your annual gift yet? There’s still time! No gift is too small – every dollar raised for FIU makes a direct impact in the lives of Panthers, and it only takes three minutes to give $5. Click here to explore available funds and make your gift today.

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