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    Dillard University’s third-ever #GivingTuesday campaign raised a total of $195,687 for University programs and scholarships. The amount raised represents 195 percent of the university’s initial $100,000 goal, and tripled the donations raised last year’s total of $64,526.


    Dillard, working in conjunction with the donation-processing platform Network for Good, utilized a massive grassroots effort, engaging its network through phone calls, emails, and social media. 


    The university was able to attract 408 donors, with some providing multiple gifts.


    “This is the highest single day of annual fund contributions to the University in our history,” said Development Director, Kimberly Woodard.  “Over the past few years, we’ve seen our alumni giving rate more than triple, so we know that the Dillard community understands the value of giving back.  We’re very proud of the results and the impact that these donations will have.”


    #GivingTuesday has become an international movement that encourages the support of non-profit and charitable organizations following each Thanksgiving.


    “This is truly the season of giving,” added Erica Durosseuax. “The statement made by our donors is evidence that Dillard is a place that people believe in and that the work done here is making a difference.”




    This year's success required ALL hands on deck. With the help of the Pre-Alumni Council, the Bleu Devils Cheerleaders & Royal Bleu Pom-Pom Quad, volunteer DU students, faculty and staff members we maintained the momentum to finish strong. The alumni were responsive and encouraged our team along the way!      



    YOU DID IT!!!

    For more info, please contact the 
    Development Office at, or call (504) 816-4669.


    Help us reach this year's goal of 30% Alumni Participation by donating here!



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