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Rockford University’s Day of Giving Seeks to Procure a Record Amount of Gifts for Student Scholarships

04/28/2022 8:23 am

Rockford, Ill. (April 28, 2022)Rockford University, the region’s leading private four-year educational institution, will hold its eighth annual Day of Giving today, Thursday, April 28, 2022. This year, Day of Giving falls on National Pay It Forward Day, and the money raised on Day of Giving will go to support student scholarships. Scholarships have allowed many Rockford University alumni to complete their degrees and have inspired them to give back to the future generations of RU students.

“99% of full-time Rockford University students receive over $10 million in scholarships, financial aid, and grants every year,” said Stephen Kull, Vice President for Advancement at Rockford University. “By supporting student scholarships, we are able to help remove financial barriers for our students to pursue their passions and achieve their goal of graduation.”

The day’s goal is to harness the power of social media during a 24-hour challenge to raise $100,000, a record amount of gifts, to support current and future students’ scholarships. 

Challenges, fun incentives, and special activities will be featured to encourage engagement and participation throughout the day. Students, faculty, and staff will celebrate on campus with fun activities planned.

To participate or follow Rockford University’s progress during the 2022 Day of Giving, connect with the university’s primary social media channels and use the hashtag #RUDayofGiving2022.





Rockford University is a private four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. The university offers more than 80 majors, minors, and concentrations, including the bachelor’s degree completion program offering a B.S. in management studies and accounting studies. Through its graduate programs, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and Master of Education in Urban Education, (M.Ed.). Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College and ass a U.S. News & World Report Best Midwest Regional University, Rockford University currently serves approximately 1,250 full-and part-time students.