CU Raises Over $41,000 on GivingTuesday

Cumberland University announced today that thanks to many generous donors, $41,054 was raised towards the Ignite the Vision major gifts initiative on GivingTuesday. This far exceeds the university’s original GivingTuesday goal of $5,000.

GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that started in 2012. It was created as an opportunity for people around the world to give back to their communities. This year, GivingTuesday was on Dec. 1. 

Cumberland University asked students, parents, alumni, friends and community members to give on GivingTuesday to support the Ignite the Vision major gifts initiative. Ignite the Vision has a working goal of $1.7 million to support four initiatives, The Phoenix Scholars, The Memorial Lawn Enhancements, The Phillips Dining Hall Expansion and the Phoenix Marching Band. 

The Phoenix Scholars initiative supports scholarships for Tennessee Promise students with an associate degree to continue their academic pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. The Memorial Lawn Enhancements initiative will transform Memorial Lawn into a functional outdoor space for students and community members to enjoy. The Phillips Dining Hall Expansion will modify the current dining hall creating an indoor/outdoor dining experience and add additional seating for the increasing student population. The Phoenix Marching Band initiative will assist the marching band with the scholarships, equipment and uniforms necessary to support the band.

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the support Cumberland received on GivingTuesday,” said Vice President for Advancement Staci Galentine. “This is by far our most successful GivingTuesday thanks to 64 generous donors. These gifts will make an impact on Cumberland students for generations to come.” 

To learn more about or to give to Cumberland University’s Ignite the Vision Major Gifts Initiative, visit or call Courtney Vick, Senior Director of Annual Giving (615)547-1332.

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