Volunteers Rally to Raise Funds on ECSU Day of Giving

Day of Giving Volunteers Man the Phones.

Inside the Elizabeth City State University Kennis E. and Brenda E. Wilkins Call Center,  a bank of phones are lined against the walls, each of them operated by a Day of Giving volunteer. On this day, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, ECSU has launched the first-ever Day of Giving campaign.

The University’s goal is to raise $150,000 from 3,000 donors, benefiting a number of causes both community and university-related. Donors can make gifts and add their names to the list of donors by either answering the call, or going to www.ecsu.edu/ecsugives.

Volunteers are making calls through 10 p.m. June 27.

Donors can support several initiatives including the ECSU National Alumni Association’s Student Support Initiative that seeks to raise $10 Million dollars over the next five years to support student scholarships. Participating in the ECSU Student Support initiative ensures the long-term growth of the university and its students for generations to come.

Other initiatives include:

-          NE NC Community Development Fund- donations to this fund will support community-based projects in Elizabeth City and northeastern North Carolina.

-          ECSU Athletics Support Fund-invest in our student-athletes to help create championship-level competition on the field, in the classroom, and in life beyond ECSU.

-          ECSU Student Development Fund-This fund will support student-development initiatives including exposure to world-class speakers, opportunities to study abroad, and other student-success experiences.

-          ECSU Fund (Area of Greatest Need)-gifts earmarked for the “ECSU Fund (areas of greatest Need)" enable funding to go directly to the area of greatest and most immediate need at the university.

There are also a number of Day of Giving challenges. This year’s challenges include the Decades Challenge, Divine 9 Challenge, Community Challenge as well as the Chancellor’s Challenge to ECSU Departments.

The Decades Challenge and Divine 9 Challenge will provide up to a $2,000 named scholarship to the alumni decade or Divine 9 organization that raises the most money from the most donors. The Community Challenge will provide up to $5,000 to support a regional community-based initiative for the community organization that raises the most money from the most donors during the ECSU Day of Giving. The ECSU Chancellor’s Challenge will provide up to a $3,000 department resource award to the ECSU Department that raises the most money during the ECSU Day of Giving.

ECSU is an integral part of the community, and the University seeks to promote economic, social, and environmental progress for the people of Elizabeth City, northeastern North Carolina, the state, and the nation. With broad support from each constituent during this pivotal time in the University’s history, Elizabeth City State University will continue to be a leading regional partner in offering world-class teaching, learning, research, and service for many years to come.