UofL Health Sciences Center holds first ‘Thank A Donor Day’ Oct. 14

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Health Sciences Center will show appreciation to supporters who have provided donations to the institution in the inaugural “Thank A Donor Day” event on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The celebration will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the HSC Quad, located on South Preston Street between Kornhauser Library and the HSC Instructional Building.

    Students, faculty and staff will sign a large sign at the event expressing thanks to donors. They also will create video and photo messages of gratitude, said Eileen Chapoton, UofL director of donor relations. These messages will be shared with donors throughout the coming year. They and the public also can share messages of thanks and follow news of the day’s events on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #UofLThanks.

    The messages will show appreciation for all types of support provided to the HSC: endowed chairs and professorships, scholarships, funding for research and facilities, sponsorships and other donations to student, faculty and staff groups, and more.

    “Thank a Donor Day gives the University of Louisville community an opportunity to publicly thank our many benefactors,” Chapoton said. “As funding from public sources has decreased over the past decade, private donations now and in the future are critical for UofL if we are to be competitive in attracting the finest students, faculty and staff.”

    An identical “Thanks A Donor Day” event will be held in the Humanities Quad on UofL’s Belknap Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details on both events, contact 502-852-5064 or visit the Thank A Donor Day website.

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    Jill Scoggins is proud of her role as an academic communications professional with more than 25 years’ experience with universities in four states. At UofL, she manages communications for several departments, divisions, institutes and centers within the School of Medicine. Her areas include women’s health, pediatrics, family medicine, geriatric medicine, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery and oncology/hematology, among others.