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Giving Day Is Here!

Be a part of Southwestern’s biggest day of the year! Southwestern Giving Day 2023 starts at noon on April 19. For 1,840 minutes, the Southwestern community will come together to build a better tomorrow by supporting the people, places, and pursuits that mean the most to them, helping Southwestern continue to thrive since our charter in 1840.

We only have 1,840 minutes to reach as many Pirates and friends as we can — and we need your help! Mark your calendar for April 19-20 and help us reach our ambitious goal of 1,500 donors. Don’t miss your chance to #ThriveSU!

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 #ThriveSU.

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 #ThriveSU on April 19–20.
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 1,500 donors in 1,840 minutes. 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 19 and 6:40 p.m. CDT on April 20 will count toward our goal of 1,500 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, 2022), 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.