Bryan College 2018 Giving Tuesday a huge success

November 30, 2018 – For three years, Bryan College has participated in the global giving event called Giving Tuesday. The 2018 event was the most successful Giving Tuesday campaign at Bryan College to date. This year’s campaign was an extension of the college’s annual Gifts for the King fundraiser benefiting the Bryan College Scholarship Fund.

The success began early with preliminary donations in the weeks leading up to the event totaling $30,000. The momentum continued on Giving Tuesday. The college set a goal of raising $15,000 the day of the event. A generous donor committed to matching up to $15,000, providing potential for another $30,000 to be raised.

The match offer proved motivational, and early in the day the campaign had already surpassed the $8,500 mark. By lunch time, donors had stepped up to surpass the initial $15,000 goal securing the entire match commitment and bringing the campaign total to just over $61,000.

This year, students made a huge impact on the campaign. Students readily dropped cash donations at a table set up by the Advancement Department, knowing their contribution would directly benefit other students through scholarships.

A record number of donors also contributed this year, and at the end of the day the total left the college in awe. Thanks to students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff, $73,100 were raised for student scholarships.

The college is grateful for all those who donated, prayed and worked very hard to make this campaign so successful.


AmazonSmile Foundation Benefits Bryan College Students

October 12, 2017 – The AmazonSmile Foundation has partnered with Bryan College since 2015 to benefit the students of the college – at no additional cost to the purchaser! According to Amazon’s website, “AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.” This includes Bryan College!

The website goes on to point out, “Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked ‘Eligible for AmazonSmile donation’ on their product detail pages.”

Signing up is easy:

  • Visit smile.amazon.com on your computer or mobile device
  • Select Bryan College as your chosen charitable organization before shopping
  • Shop smile.amazon.com for all your Amazon purchases

“Benefiting the students at Bryan College has never been so simple,” remarked Director of Advancement Janice Pendergrass. “We are thankful to be able to partner with the AmazonSmile Foundation and hope you sign up today, just in time for holiday shopping!”

Written by Chloe Ann Townsend ’13, advancement writer and editor.


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