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University of Wyoming Foundation

222 S 22nd Street

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-6300

Toll Free: 1-888-831-7795

Fax: 307-766-4045

Email: foundation@uwyo.edu

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ABOUT GIVING DAY

We hope you will think of UW while you’re planning your holiday giving. Whether it’s one dollar or a hundred dollars, every gift makes a difference. The State of Wyoming provides a solid base of funding, but it’s donors like you who elevate Wyoming’s university to new heights of excellence!

Your support impacts university colleges through undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, internships and career preparation, professorships, research, excellence funds, facilities and technology, operating funds, outreach and extension, or the department or affiliated program of your choice. So, give on Tuesday, November 27! Any amount makes a difference, and it all adds up to a better University of Wyoming.  What a difference a day makes!

If you have already given this year, thank you for your gift! We encourage you to make another gift on UW Giving Day, as only gifts made on November 27 count toward the Giving Day total! Your additional gift will inspire others to give as well!

What Is Giving Day?

UW Giving Day is an annual tradition held in conjunction with Giving Tuesday that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving from midnight to midnight.

Giving Tuesday follows traditional shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It connects individuals, communities, and organizations around the world in one common purpose—to celebrate and encourage giving. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration that kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

In 2017, UW Giving Day raised $364,455 in gifts and pledges in a single day. Two hundred and sixteen donors gave gifts ranging from $1 to thousands of dollars in support of areas across campus and out into the state. Donations came from across the U.S. and around the world.

The tradition began in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation in response to the commercialization of the holiday season. They partnered with Mashable, Skype, and Cisco. Later, Microsoft, Sony, and many more organizations came on board. That first year, at least $10.1 million was raised, and in 2017 an estimated $274 million was raised—all in one day.

UW Giving Day is more than just the total money raised, however. It is also about creating a culture of philanthropy, gratitude, and giving back—not only at the University of Wyoming but across the state. It’s about bringing together all those who love Wyoming and its university and uniting them behind the common purposes of education, research, and service. 

What a difference a day makes!

Contact Us

University of Wyoming Foundation

222 S 22nd Street

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-6300

Toll Free: 1-888-831-7795

Fax: 307-766-4045

Email: foundation@uwyo.edu

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