The final figures are in, showing AIC Gives was a triumph. The College's first-ever comprehensive Giving Day on March 1, 2023, exceeded expectations. The total amount raised in those 24 hours was $403,048, a whopping 98% increase from the previous year's Athletics Giving Day.
"I want to thank the more than 1,400 donors who helped make AIC Gives a resounding success," said Joe Long, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement. "Our supporters blew us away with their generosity as we exceeded all our goals and met about every challenge presented."
The numbers are impressive: averaging $195 per donation, the largest single gift was $50,000. Athletics was a big draw for donors, raising more than $300,000. Other top categories raising the most money included Academics, Student Engagement, Faculty/Staff, DEIB, and Greatest Need, raising more than $100,000.
The AIC community was fully engaged, with support coming from 1,447 donors, a 21% increase from the year before. Among these donors were 245 students, 240 parents, 218 faculty and staff, and 253 alumni, who all contributed to the cause from 39 states and 12 countries.
The impact of this support will be felt across 28 academic programs, 23 athletics teams, 3,000 students, and 293 faculty and staff members. Long says every one of AIC's 3,000 students will benefit from the generosity of donors. "Their investment in AIC will impact our students, our campus, and our future. We're so grateful to be a part of a community that lives our mission and is committed to providing opportunities for the next generation of AIC students."
And while he is celebrating this year's overwhelming response from the College community, Long is already planning for the next AIC Gives. "We've set our date for next year. We hope to see you on February 29, 2024!"