Tag Day to Highlight Significance of Donor Support on Campus

Article ID: 614282

Released: 26-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Binghamton University, State University of New York

  • Credit: Jonathan Cohen, Binghamton University Photographer

    Binghamton University hosts its first Tag Day designed to engage and educate students, faculty and staff about the importance of giving back on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Caitlyn Carlson, director of the Binghamton Fund adds tags to works of art in the University Museum.

Newswise — Binghamton University will host Tag Day − a first time campus-wide event designed to engage and educate students, faculty and staff about the importance of giving back on Thursday, Feb. 27, throughout campus.

Organized by the Binghamton University Student Philanthropy Committee, the Binghamton Fund, the Binghamton University Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs, Tag Day coincides with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day.

Approximately 500 big, green tags will be placed across campus − from the Art Museum to the Decker School of Nursing, and everywhere in-between − to denote buildings, classroom spaces and equipment made possible via donor support.

In addition to the tags, campus, students, faculty and staff can pick up buttons indicating “I Give Back” for donors or “I Benefit” for those who wish to show the impact donor gifts have had on their University experience. (For information on button locations, see below).

According to the Binghamton University Foundation’s 2013 Annual Report, the University received over $13.5 million in donations in the 2012-13 fiscal year. These donations help pay for things that tuition and state funding can’t.


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