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Day of Giving 2023 Celebration

Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm CDT


On April 27 we will celebrate our 9th Annual Day of Giving, where all Regents come together to celebrate the amazing things happening at Rockford University.

Join us by making your gift of any size, sharing on social media, and stopping by our Day of Giving Celebration from 11 am – 1 pm outside the Johnson Alumni Center. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are all welcome!


Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Form HERE. (Any gifts made in advance and gifts already being made monthly for April will count toward Day of Giving and each donor will receive their tickets for our drawings during the Day of Giving Celebration.)

Competitions & Incentives:

• Everyone is welcomed to join us from 11 am – 1 pm outside our Johnson Alumni Center for FREE food, t-shirts to the first 50 guests, pictures with Reggie, time with the therapy dogs, and anyone who makes a gift of any size is entered for both our pick-a-prize opportunity and our pick-a-pie opportunity (more details below)! We hope to see you there!

• Every donor will be entered to win a $100 gift card from the Rockford University Spirit Shop

• Make a gift of $25 or more to receive an entry to win TWO free tickets to our 2024 Gala

• Donate a gift of at least $25 to receive your own Rockford University Blue-Blocker Glasses

• Donate a gift of at least $75 to receive your own pair of Rockford University coasters

• Sign up as an advocate, and generate 5 gifts of any size from sharing on social, receive your own Rockford University “Rolling R” t-shirt


Join us from 11 am – 1 pm outside the Johnson Alumni Center (or stop by our office any time if you can’t make the event) and make a gift of any size to receive one ticket for our Pick-A-Prize opportunity and Pick-A-Pie Opportunity. An additional entry is available for each $25 increment given. For the Pick-A-Prize, you can place your ticket in the basket of any of the below prizes to have a chance at winning that prize. Each winning ticket will be drawn at the end of the business day (5p.m.) and all winners will be notified. For the Pick-A-Pie, you can place your ticket in the basket of which EC member you would like to see get a (good-hearted) pie in the face during the End of Year Bash on Friday, April 28.

Pick-A-Prize Options (THANK YOU to all our generous faculty/staff prize donors. Interested in donating a prize? Please contact Nicole Riley at

  • Make Ice Cream in the Chemistry Lab, Donated by Deb Breiter
  • A Homemade Heart-Shaped Cake, Donated by Kristen Clarke
  • A Basket of Homemade Baked Goods by Brian Fisher, Donated by Todd Fisher-Free
  • A Historic Tour of Rockford, Donated by Catherine Forslund
  • A Homemade Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Donated by James Marshall
  • A Handmade Crocheted Scarf, Donated by Jessica Morris
  • A Handmade Crocheted Bag or Wallet, Donated by Jen Ocampo
  • A Salsa Dancing Lesson, Donated by Luis Romero
  • A Faculty/Staff/or Student Reserved Parking Space, Donated by Advancement

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for updates throughout the day, including fun giveaways when we hit certain milestones!


Thursday, April 27, 2023
11:00 am - 11:00 pm CDT
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Rockford University
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
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Johnson Alumni Center