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Students Learn the Impact of Philanthropy

A college-wide awareness campaign titled Philanthropy in Action was launched in April to teach students different ways in which the generosity of others impacts their education.

As part of this initiative, on April 10, Nazareth celebrated its first ever Thank a Giver (T.A.G.) Day, a day dedicated to an all-out illustration of the many ways in which students and faculty members benefit from the support of Nazareth alumni and friends. More than 275 purple and gold tags were proudly hung around campus to thank donors and to visually demonstrate to students the many ways in which the kindness of others impacts their education. More than 250 students helped celebrate the day by signing a poster thanking donors for making a difference in their education.

In addition to learning about philanthropy, the Class of 2014 participated in giving back by carrying on the long-standing tradition of making a Senior Class gift. The Class of 2014 decided to give back to the places on campus with the largest impact on their student experience. Gifts were made to departments all over campus directly impacting the next generation of Golden Flyers. The class even challenged President Daan Braveman to a sing-off to promote participation.

Daan Braveman singing

President Daan Braveman performed "Happy" with members of a capella group Call4Backup.

For more information, visit naz.edu/support.