Waxahachie, Texas – August 31, 2015 – SAGU will participate in the seventh-annual North Texas Giving Day on September 17, 2015. Donations of $25 - $50,000 made 6 a.m. to midnight on Giving Day to nonprofits listed on the North Texas Giving Day site will be amplified by $2.2 million in bonus funds. Gifts below $25 help SAGU compete for other prizes.
“North Texas Giving Day is a day of celebration here in North Texas. Certainly it is for the nonprofits, some of whose years are made in a single day from the generosity of tens of thousands of donors,” said Brent Christopher, president and CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas and North Texas Giving Day founder. “And the cheer and goodwill extend to the community, too. From friends donating over coffee or at concerts to strangers congregating at Donation Station events, everyone gets swept up in this tremendous drive to give back. We can’t wait to see what unfolds this year.”
Since 2009, Giving Day has pumped $86 million into local nonprofits and has broken three national giving day records. In 2014, more than 98,000 gifts totaling $26.3 million were donated, benefiting more than 1,580 local nonprofits.
This is SAGU’s first time to participate. Speaking about the event, Alumni Relations Director Devin Ferguson says, “We are excited to be among many great nonprofits across North Texas that are making a difference in the community. An event like this shows just how much a gift of any size can make a big difference for an organization. The support of faithful friends and alumni has been a lifeline for SAGU throughout its 88-year history. We need alumni and friends from all over to show their Lion pride on September 17, by giving to help make this first year a success—all for the benefit of SAGU and its students.”
North Texas Giving Day was launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management. General bonus funds and prizes have been contributed so far by: Amon G. Carter Foundation, Anonymous donor, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Bank of America, Communities Foundation of Texas, Community Foundation of North Texas, Cooper Institute Give for Good Campaign, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Hunt Consolidated’s Hunt Cares Campaign, Meadows Foundation, Granville C. and Gladys H. Morton Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Neiman Marcus, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Harold Simmons Foundation, The Swan Smith Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas and the Mike and Mary Terry Family Foundation. Media sponsors so far include The Dallas Morning News, MySweetCharity and WFAA.
SAGU supporters are encouraged to mark their calendars for September 17, 2015, to participate in this unique event. Donations can be made on the SAGU North Texas Giving Day page.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 miles south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.