The second annual Day of Giving is Oct. 18.
The second annual Day of Giving is.Oct. 18.

It’s time to “Raise Some L” for your university. UofL Day of Giving is a historic day in the life of the university. Card Nation will come together and stand with students, faculty and staff for this 24-hour giving campaign, Oct. 18, encouraging everyone to support areas most meaningful to them.

“Throughout the day, the UofL community around the world will have the opportunity to fund several noteworthy projects and have a real, immediate impact on UofL,” said Will Holley, director of Annual Giving. “In our inaugural year last year, we raised over $73,000 for student scholarships. This year, we’ve joined forces with 22 campus partners and are raising funds for several scholarships, programs and technical enhancements. Our goal is entirely about participation and helping meaningful projects.”

Below are three of many options you can give to:  

Student Affairs – Three projects that will immediately assist students are the Student Activity Center Expansion, the Bornwasser Student Emergency Fund, and the Cards SPEAK program. The renovation will enhance services and spaces for our university community, the emergency fund assists students who encounter unforeseen financial emergency, and Cards SPEAK provides suicide training and awareness to students, faculty and staff.

Scholarships –  Through a multitude of scholarship designations, you can choose to support a staple scholarship program, or choose to support a scholarship fund that provides assistance in your geographic locations. Support the Henry Vogt Scholarship Program, which helps recruit Kentucky’s best and brightest students to UofL, the Cardinal Covenant Program which makes college attainable for those below poverty line, or one of many regional scholarships maintained by our UofL Alumni chapters and councils.

Stethoscopes for Students – The School of Medicine hopes to activate donors to make a direct impact on incoming medical students’ experience. Donors’ gifts will help provide a new stethoscope for each incoming medical student to be awarded at the student’s White Coat Ceremony.

The UofL Alumni Association will be live-streaming updates all day via social media. View all campus projects and share your own online at