UT Alumni challenges others for #BigOrangeGive

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The University of Tennessee’s  “Big Orange Give” is aiming to raise $2 million in one day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. 

The one-day fundraiser will directly benefit the University’s campus, scholarships, colleges and programs. 

Donors can designate their gifts to any area of campus, specific colleges, student-led organizations, or UT’s cultural and learning centers like the radio stations or libraries. 

Alumni have tweeted and challenged others to give, such as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and VFL Josh Dobbs, who will match campus-wide gifts that come through social media up to $5,000.

Alumni Ron and Don Frieson have pledged o give $10,000 to the fraternity or sorority in the large and small organization divisions with the most donors. Volunteer Traditions has challenged the Volunteer family to get 1– new monthly donors; if that challenge is met, the company will donate $10,000. 

Last year, alumnus Clay Jones matched the first $100 of all donations up to a total of $25,000 – and plans to do so again this year. Alumni Charlie and Nancy Wagner and the Philanthropy and Stewardship Committee of the Alumni Board of Directors plan to do the same.

As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, Big Orange Give has raised more than $621,000, or 31 percent of its goal of $2 million. 

Click here to learn more or to accept the alumni challenge(s) and give today. 

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