Liberal Arts Finishes Among Top Colleges During Inaugural Day of Giving

Oct. 16, 2018

 

The College of Liberal Arts raised more than $50,000 for student scholarships and special programs during UNLV's inaugural Day of Giving campaign on Oct. 11-12. Liberal Arts raised funds through its nine departments, three featured centers, and a general fund during the social media-driven fundraiser. Overall, UNLV raised more than $900,000 during the #RebelsGive campaign.  

Supporters donated funds to liberal arts departments, including: Anthropology; English; History; Interdisciplinary, Gender and Ethnic Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; and World Languages and Cultures. The college also raised funds for the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, Women’s Research Institute of Nevada, and The PRACTICE. Social media ambassadors from each department and college unit promoted the fundraiser, and students participated in fun and interactive activities to gain more engagement and social media traffic.

#RebelsGive was a UNLV campaign that allowed alumni, community members, students, faculty, and staff 1,957 minutes to donate to UNLV scholarships and programs. The goal was to get 1,957 gifts in celebration of UNLV’s founding while creating a community of giving and starting a new tradition.

Liberal Arts was supported by community and alumni sponsors, including The Eleanor Kagi Foundation, Senior Vice Provost and former COLA Dean Chris Heavey, and sociology alumnus and attorney Herb Santos Jr. The college received more than 270 gifts.