Students host event to help celebrate Linfield’s donors
In celebration of National Philanthropy Week, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted its second Tag Day event to celebrate Linfield’s donors.
Tag Day, which is now an annual event, takes place each year during National Philanthropy Week, the week before Thanksgiving.
Members of the SAA displayed gift tags around campus with figures that represent the amount of donor support that has been invested into each area of campus.
For instance, Riley and Walker Halls were renovated in thanks to $3.6 million in donations, said freshman Katie DeVore, leader of the SAA, in an email.
“Tag Day was started by the Student Alumni Association to create awareness of the impact of philanthropy at Linfield,” DeVore said.
More than 6,000 alumni, parents and community members make donations to Linfield each year, she added.
“We wanted to make sure that everyone knows how important those gifts are and how they help us. Tag Day is a way for us to visibly display the impact of those gifts,” DeVore said.
“[We want] to spread awareness that donations are an integral part of our experience here, and it’s a fun event for our group,” she said.
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