April 17, 2017

24-Hour Challenge: Adelphi University Students Give Back With First Annual Giving Day on April 19

Adelphi University students, faculty, alumni and friends will be showing their panther pride for 24 hours with a full day of giving back to the institution and rallying around causes they love with the first annual Giving Day 2017 scheduled for Wednesday, April 19.

“The theme of the day is celebrating Adelphi and giving back,” said Jennifer Walsh, director of annual giving in the Office of University Advancement.

This new style of campaign held on many college campuses will allow the Adelphi community to give back to its various members to provide essential funds for goals such as a new “patient” for the College of Nursing and Public Health’s simulation lab, bringing k-12 grade students to campus to enjoy a one-of-a-kind workshop in our exclusive STEAM maker space, paying for the rights to present Peter and the Starcatcher in the Performing Arts Center or creating a scholarship fund for deserving Adelphi students.

The funds raised will support important academic, career and community initiatives to transform lives and power up worthy causes. Every single dollar makes a difference.

On April 19, a celebration for the Adelphi community will be held in the new Nexus Building lobby from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with music, delicious treats and thank-you gifts for donating. There will also be a photo booth where you can take your picture and let the community know why you’ve chosen to support Adelphi.

Friends of the university are also encouraged to donate online at and have their gifts counted toward the Giving Day total. Donors are also encouraged to spread the word using the hashtag #PawsForYourCause on social media to join in on the fun and conversation.

To learn more, contact Jennifer Walsh at or 516.877.4687.

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About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online. 

More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

For further information, please contact:

Taylor Damian
Associate Director for Media Relations 
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