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Pitt Day of Giving raises $1.6 million, down 61% from last year

More than 7,000 donors contributed to the fourth annual Pitt Day of Giving.

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

The fourth annual Pitt Day of Giving — a 24-hour fundraising initiative — took place on Tuesday. This year’s PDoG raised $1,651,212 — which is down about 61% from last year’s event.

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Celebrate the Pitt Day of Giving

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By Pat Healy, Ph.D student in Information Science

February 25, 2020

I have personally made hundreds of dollars in donations in past Pitt Days of Giving. I have run social media campaigns around getting people to donate to the Pitt Day of Giving as an officer in the Pitt Men’s Glee Club. I was the source on a Pitt News story that alleged unfair practices by the Glee ...

Examining Pitt Day of Giving 2020 guidelines

Chancellor Gallagher at last year’s Pitt Day of Giving.

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Tuesday is the fourth annual Pitt Day of Giving — a 24-hour fundraising event which encourages students, faculty, staff, family and alumni to donate to various organizations within the University. This year, some changes have been made to how it’s run.

Pitt Day of Giving 2019

March 3, 2019

Pitt’s third annual Day of Giving was held on Thursday, Feb. 28. This year’s PDoG raised $4.2 million from more than 6,000 donors, which includes students, alumni and Pitt employees. Unlike the past two PDoGs, this year’s combined a day-long on-campus event with the online donation campaign. The campus event brought together students and senior leadership to celebrate Pitt’s 232nd birthday and increase on-campus engagement.

Third annual Pitt Day of Giving raises more than $4 million

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher with students at Pitt Day of Giving’s celebration event.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The third annual Pitt Day of Giving took place Thursday, Feb. 28 — the University’s 232nd birthday. This year, PDoG raised $4,218,150 from 6,345 donors.

Men’s Glee Club PDoG strategy includes incentives, reimbursement

Men’s Glee Club PDoG strategy includes incentives, reimbursement

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 1, 2019

Pitt Men’s Glee Club, which won $2,500 for bringing in the second-highest number of donations among student groups on Thursday’s third annual Pitt Day of Giving, allegedly encouraged its members to make donations in exchange for discounts on club expenses and, in some cases, full reimbursement.

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