UPDATE: This year’s Indiana State University “Give to Blue Day” campaign raised $1,385,877 during the 24-hour fundraising blitz, according to the university’s “Give to Blue” website. That’s just over $50,000 more than last year’s event brought in. The event ended at midnight.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Sycamore pride is high in Terre Haute as the community gives back to Indiana State University.
On Wednesday, Indiana State University is holding its 5th annual Give To Blue Day, a 24-hour fundraising campaign. Donors are welcome to give to any area of ISU they choose such as picking a specific scholarship or program to support.
Last year, ISU raised more than $1.3 million dollars and hopes to accomplish that again. The university is also looking to reach as many first-time donors as possible.
“Each year we’ve built a lot of momentum. We’ve always raised more money than we have the year in the past, so we’re excited to keep that going this year,” said Amber Stinson, director of stewardship, marketing, and communication for university advancement.
A number of local businesses, like Watertower Estates and the Terminal are partnering with ISU today to support this effort. The fundraiser will go on until 11:59 p.m. tonight.
Those interested in learning more or donating can visit ISU’s Give To Blue Day webpage.