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Giving Day Is Here!

Let's Come Together for Southwestern

You belong to an amazing community of alumni, parents, and friends of Southwestern University and the needs of our students and faculty are as great as ever. Southwestern Giving Day 2021 affords us all an opportunity to come together to #LiftUpSU by showing the world how the Southwestern community bands together for one another.

During last year's Southwestern Giving Day, more than 1,200 alumni, parents, and friends contributed more than $278,000 to Southwestern. This year's giving day, scheduled for April 13–14, will once again give you the opportunity to come together to make a difference at Southwestern. Please mark your calendar for April 13–14 and plan to join us to #LiftUpSU.

How You Can Help

Join our Southwestern Giving Day team! It's easy to show your black and gold pride as a Giving Day Ambassador, and we'll give you all the tools you need to succeed. All you need to do is:

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Make a gift during Southwestern Giving Day.
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Spread the word on your social media accounts.
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Encourage others to #LiftUpSU.

Sign up to be a Giving Day Ambassador today and a member of our team will be in touch with additional information and resources. We're here to help!

Ambassador Toolkit

Use these resources to demonstrate your Pirate pride and #LiftUpSU on April 13–14.
Go to the Ambassador Toolkit.


What is Giving Day?

Southwestern Giving Day is a celebration of everything our students and faculty have accomplished and what they can do with the support of our alumni and friends. We have set the ambitious goal of engaging 1,200 donors in 24 hours. Beyond donor support, Southwestern Giving Day is a wonderful opportunity for the Southwestern story to be shared far and wide, and for our alumni to reconnect with classmates.

Is there a minimum donation?

No! All gifts made between 12:00 p.m. CDT on April 13 and 12:00 p.m. CDT on April 14 will count toward our goal of 1,200 donors.

Do I have to give to the Southwestern Fund?

Your gift can be designated to any area on campus — any academic department, any athletic team, or any other part of Southwestern that means the most to you! We will have a lot of these options listed on our giving page, but please use the “Other” option if you don't see your favorite designation listed.

If I've already made a gift to Southwestern this year, how can I help?

We will need everyone's help to make Southwestern Giving Day a success! If you've already given to Southwestern this fiscal year (since July 1, 2020), we are looking for Giving Day Ambassadors to help share the message about Southwestern Giving Day with their classmates, friends, and family. You can sign up here to receive more information about being a Giving Day Ambassador.