President McClymond issues $10,000 match challenge for OU Giving Day

OU Giving Day 2024 is in just one week, and the entire Oglethorpe community is invited to show their love for Oglethorpe! On February 14, donors are encouraged to give back to Oglethorpe and support a variety of projects across the campus.

This year, OU Giving Day will feature multiple new exciting challenges for donors to make an even bigger impact at Oglethorpe. The first giving challenge that we are excited to announce is the Presidential Match Challenge!

Dr. Kathryn McClymond, Interim President of Oglethorpe University stands on the quad in front of Lowry Hall

President Kathryn McClymond

President Kathryn McClymond is generously matching the first $10,000 raised on OU Giving Day. When any member of the Oglethorpe community makes a gift — of any amount, to any fund — Dr. McClymond will match it with a gift of the same amount to support Oglethorpe’s Greatest Needs. Help us unlock this incredible gift and multiply your impact!

This year, there are four featured projects for OU Giving Day, although gifts to support any area of campus are welcome. The featured projects are:

  1. Student Scholarships – Contribute to ensure that Oglethorpe is able to provide financial aid to every student to ensure that finances are never a limiting factor.
  2. Stormy Petrels Booster Club – Help the more than 300 student-athletes at Oglethorpe continue to build on the tradition of academic excellence in the classroom and athletic excellence on the field and the court.
  3. Academic Divisions – Contribute to the rigorous academic offerings at Oglethorpe that challenge students and help them grow into problem-solvers and strong communicators.
  4. OU’s Greatest Needs – Give Oglethorpe the flexibility to support need-based financial aid, world-class teaching, hands-on learning, and inspirational experiences that motivate students every day.
Logo for Oglethorpe University's 2024 OU Giving Day - 24 hours to show your Petrel pride

In addition to philanthropically supporting the university, OU supporters can volunteer to be OU Giving Day Social Media Ambassadors. Help spread the word about OU Giving Day with your friends and show your Petrel Pride! Learn more about this volunteer role and sign up.

Even more exciting giving challenges will be announced on OU Giving Day! Make sure to check your email on February 14 for more information.

Be sure to make your gift on OU Giving Day, February 14, to show your love for Oglethorpe and invest in the next generation of Petrels. Visit our website to learn more about OU Giving Day!

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