Butler University will hold its second annual Day of Giving on Thursday, February 23, to increase support for student scholarships and the Butler Fund.

Gifts can be made at butler.edu/dayofgiving through the “Give Now” Button on Thursday, February 23. Indiana residents can earn a 50 percent state tax credit on a gift to Butler University. Gifts up to $200 for single filers and $400 for joint filers are eligible for the tax credit.Day of Giving

Gifts can be designated for a specific fund or as a general gift.

“Whether you can afford a $500 gift or a $5 gift, every gift counts,” said Mark Brouwer, Director of Annual Giving. “All gifts will help current and future Bulldogs have the same amazing learning and living opportunities that alumni before them had.”

The University has set a goal of 800 gifts. There also are three opportunities to have contributions doubled:

-The $30,000 College Challenge. The first $30,000 in donations, collectively, made to any College’s unrestricted fund will be doubled. Support the College of Communication, College of Education, Jordan College of the Arts, Lacy School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and/or the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and your gift will be matched up to a total of $30,000.

-The $25,000 Scholarship Challenge. Trustee Rick Cummings ’73 will match the first $25,000 in donations made to the General Scholarship Fund. Gifts to the General Scholarship Fund help make a Butler education more affordable for future Bulldogs.

-The $10,000 Parent Fund Challenge. All gifts to the Parent Fund will be matched up to $10,000. Gifts to the Parent Fund provide financial resources that support our nationally recognized degree programs, experiential learning opportunities like internship placement and undergraduate research, service-oriented leadership development programs, health and wellness programming that promotes healthy lifestyle choices, and on-campus student employment opportunities.

The hashtag #BUDayofGiving will be used in University, Alumni, and college social-media accounts.

More information about the Day of Giving is available at butler.edu/dayofgiving, by email at gifts@butler.edu, or by calling the Office of Annual Giving at 317-940-9469.


Media contact:
Marc Allan