day of giving web 4.16.2019


Thank you for your overwhelming support as we smashed our previous Day of Giving records on April 16-17, 2019.

New records

  • 1,155 gifts (our goal was 650 & previous record was 639)
  • gifts from 50 states (previous record: 47)
  • gifts from 12 nations (previous record: 1)
  • $356,001 raised (previous record: $306,751)



This year, a new athletics challenge allowed the community to give directly to their favorite Bellarmine University Athletics programs. Challenge grants of $2,500 were awarded to the men’s and women’s teams receiving the most total gifts and the most dollars during the Day of Giving. The winners:

  • Women’s Volleyball - most gifts (122)
  • Women’s Tennis - most dollars ($8,514)
  • Men’s Lacrosse - most gifts (69) and most dollars ($10,104)

Over the past six years, alumni, students, employees, parents and friends have joined together to raise more than $1.3 million for student scholarships and other pressing university needs through 3,769 individual gifts during Bellarmine’s 24-hour online Day of Giving.