Caldwell University students, faculty, staff and administration came out in record numbers to show their support for the 2nd annual T.A.G. (Thank a Giver Day) on Feb. 26. Sponsored by the Development and Alumni Affairs Department, Sharon Dwyer, director of special giving initiatives, who organized the event, said over 325 students came out to sign postcards and say thank you to all the donors whose philanthropy touches every aspect of a Caldwell University education. “The thank you postcards will be mailed out and distributed at events for Annual Fund donors in appreciation for all they do for Caldwell University,” said Dwyer.
There was a steady stream of students in the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who participated were treated to gourmet goodies. Cooper the Cougar joined the fun too taking pictures with the students!
In the weeks prior to the event purple TAGS were put up around campus showing students the many ways donor generosity helps fund a Caldwell University education. “Every building, every classroom, every day, each and every student here is positively impacted by this generosity,” said Dwyer. For 75 years donor support has helped shape Caldwell University. “Celebrating that philanthropy is a way for the whole campus to come together and recognize those whose gifts continue to have an impact on Caldwell University,” she said.
T.A.G. Day is a nationally sponsored CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) initiative. “Caldwell University is proud to host this event in conjunction with CASE and to join in the nationwide effort designed to raise awareness and educate students about philanthropy,” said Dwyer.