Eureka College Celebrates Most Successful Giving Day in its History
April 29, 2022
EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College is celebrating the most successful Giving Day in the College’s history.
The 24-hour fundraiser began on April 27 and received 395 donations totaling $100,916 – the largest one-day total of a fundraiser hosted by the College.
“Alumni and friends from around the country really came together for ‘One Day, One Eureka’ to show their support for Eureka College,” said Joy Miller, Director of Annual Giving. “We can’t thank our donors enough for their overwhelming generosity.”
The fundraiser will support five main causes; student scholarships, athletics, historic preservation, the faculty and technology fund, and the Uniquely Eureka Promise. The Uniquely Eureka College Promise offers eligible students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s degree tuition-free. Eureka is the only liberal arts college in the state of Illinois to make this offer to students.
“Giving Day is all about supporting our students and making an investment in the future of the college,” said Josem Diaz, Vice President of Development. “This level of support and engagement shows the confidence our alumni and donors have in Eureka, and where we’re going.”
Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities.
Originally founded by abolitionist members of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and only the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The College, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central Illinois, is the smallest of only 24 colleges and universities to ever award a bachelor’s degree to a future President of the United States.