Thanks to our tremendous donor support, Endicott College made history with the College's first-ever Giving Day on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The result was 2,053 donations—which far exceeded the stated goal of 1,000 gifts. Giving Day totals reached $146,302, including $51,325 in challenge funds from Endicott Trustee, Erika Angle, and her husband, Colin.
Of the total 2,053 total contributors, 156 were first-time donors.
Backed by the generosity of Erika, CEO of Ixcela: The Internal Fitness™ Company and founder of Science from Scientists, and Colin, CEO and co-founder of iRobot, Giving Day inspired an Endicott community of alumni, parents, family, friends, board members, and students to unite in this 24-hour challenge for a common cause—Endicott.
Giving Day donors included 685 alumni, 974 parents, 275 faculty and staff, 78 students, and 41 friends in the community. Of the total 2,053 total contributors, 156 were first-time donors. As for the class who had the highest participation? The Class of 2014 and Class of 2018 tied for their number of alumni support.
Vice President of Institutional Advancement, David Vigneron, shares, “On March 6, we witnessed what makes Endicott such a special community. The level of excitement and the desire to help the College was demonstrated in full force. So many people really wanted to support Endicott and its students, and for that, we are eternally grateful.”
Whether it was scholarship funding, academic schools or programs, internship and career services, sports teams, student resources, clubs and organizations, or another initiative, every one of our donors gave back to a personalized cause that impacted them. All facets of our community’s operations will benefit greatly in the future thanks to all Giving Day donors. The top areas where donors chose to dedicate their funds were the Annual Fund, Dr. Richard E. Wylie Memorial Scholarship, athletics, student scholarship support, and the School of Nursing.
“There isn’t a sense of complacency at Endicott,” said Erika Angle, prior to the start of the Giving Day challenge. “Trends are monitored and programs are updated to ensure that students have the opportunities that they are looking for.” The Angles, since 2012, have been integral parts of the Endicott community and with the Colin & Erika Angle Center for Entrepreneurship, it established a home that teaches, coaches, and inspires students to pursue innovation and creativity.
If you missed Endicott’s Giving Day and would still like to make a gift to the College, visit endicott.edu/give.