Kohawks support their alma mater with Coe Day of Giving

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2017-03-29 09:38:45 - General

Coe College Day of Giving - April 6, 2017Kohawks everywhere will unite in support of their alma mater for the third annual Coe College Day of Giving, set for Thursday, April 6. The special day will be a celebration of all things Coe, and include the opportunity for alumni and friends to share memories, show their Kohawk pride, and support the college financially.

Primarily conducted through social media, the Coe Day of Giving will be highlighted by Kohawks re-engaging with the college. Throughout the day, videos and updates will be shared.  Alumni and friends are encouraged to express their Coe pride and memories by posting comments, photos or videos using the #KohawkDay hash tag. Thanks to the generous contributions from many challenge leaders, gifts made to the college on April 6 will be matched to multiply their impact.

Last year, more than $215,000 was raised through the Day of Giving program. The 2016 Day of Giving was successful not only in terms of the financial benefits for the college, but also in terms of overall participation. The number of first-time donors to the college increased by nearly 50 percent compared with the previous year, while the number of young alumni contributors grew by 20 percent. Kohawks from 46 states participated, with members of the classes of 2013, 2016 and 2014 making the most gifts.

The Day of Giving includes celebrations across the United States, with a large event and an on-campus celebration planned for students, faculty and staff in Cedar Rapids. Celebrating with fellow alumni and supporting their alma mater, the event gives Coe's more than 5,000 alumni living in Eastern Iowa an opportunity to proudly wear their crimson and gold.

"The Day of Giving is a fun and creative way for our community to celebrate and expand the impact our gifts have on the lives of our students," said Vice President for Advancement David Hayes. "We are grateful for the enthusiastic Kohawk spirit and generous support Coe receives from alumni and friends on this special day."

For more information about the event, go to www.alumni.coe.edu/KohawkDay or contact Director of the Coe Fund Mary Springer at mspringer@coe.edu or 319-399-8569.

Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe's vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.