$ 1,068,757 raised 3,262 gifts
One Day for UK
Giving Day 2019 – "One Day for UK"

What is Giving Day?

A giving day is a 24-hour fundraising event. Our giving day will run from 12:00 AM (EST) on April 17 to 11:59 PM  on April 17. 

 

Get Involved!

It starts with you. We need your help to make this day a success. Please sign up to be an ambassador today! As an Ambassador, you can support the day in three ways:

  • Give your social media profile a makeover

  • Spread the word and encourage others to get involved

  • Make a gift to your favorite college or cause at the university and encourage others to follow suit

Questions: Contact the UK Office of Annual Giving at annualgiving@uky.edu 

Help us turn the map Wildcat Blue!
Rank State Donors
1 KY 834
2 OH 41
3 TX 40
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Alumni Ambassador Fund Match
A group of current and former UK Alumni Association board members and presidents as a group will match dollar-for-dollar every gift donated to the Alumni Ambassador Fund up to $10,000!
$10,000 MATCHED
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Ann Hanley Parkinson's Research Fund Matching Gift
An anonymous donor has generously provided a $25,000 match to the Ann Hanley Fund for Parkinson’s Disease Research. Make your gift and double the impact!
$850 MATCHED
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Barnstable-Brown Diabetes Center Matching Gift
An anonymous donor has generously provided a $12,000 match to the Barnstable-Brown Center. Make your gift and double the impact!
$11,530 MATCHED
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Basic Needs and Persistence Fund Matching Gift
Anonymous donors have generously provided a $2,000 match to the Basic Needs and Persistence Fund. Make your gift and double the impact!
$2,000 MATCHED
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CAFE Matching Gift
An anonymous donor will generously double the impact of the first $10,000 in gifts to the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment!
$10,000 MATCHED
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College of Arts & Sciences Match
A group of anonymous donors has generously provided a $20,000 match to the Arts and Sciences Academic Excellence Fund. Make your gift and double the impact!
$20,000 MATCHED
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College of Communication and Information Fund Match
Michele Stephens (CI ’84) and Marla Webb (CI ’85) will generously match the first $11,500 in gifts made to the College of Communication and Information Endowed Scholarship Fund. Make a gift and double the impact to the College of Communication and Information!
$4,883 MATCHED
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Gatton College of Business and Economics Match
Thomas Kessinger III (BE ’93) will generously double the impact of the first $40,000 in gifts to the Gatton Annual Fund!
$40,000 MATCHED
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College of Dentistry Class of 1978 Match
Generous donors from the Class of 1978 will match all gifts to the College of Dentistry Scholarship Fund up to $4,000.
$4,000 MATCHED
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College of Design Matching Gift
An anonymous donor has generously provided a $10,000 match to the College of Design Annual Fund. Make your gift and double the impact!
$3,265 MATCHED
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College of Engineering Matching Gift
Terry (CE '73, CE '74) and Sue Strange (CE '94) will generously match the first $50,000 in gifts made to the Thomas W. Lester Scholarship Fund. Make a gift and double the impact!
$50,000 MATCHED
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College of Fine Arts Match
Ben Kaufmann and Janet Zusman will generously match the first $10,000 in gifts made to the Student Opportunities Fund. Make a gift and double the impact to the College of Fine Arts!
$10,000 MATCHED
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College of Health Sciences Matching Gift
The College of Health Sciences Advancement Council will generously match the first $12,000 given as part of One Day for UK. Make a gift and double the impact to the College of Health Sciences!
$7,603 MATCHED
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College of Nursing Match
Dean Janie Heath and members of the College of Nursing Dean’s Advisory Board have generously provided a $13,700 match for One Day for UK. Your gift will double your impact to the New Opportunity Fund!
$8,720 MATCHED
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College of Pharmacy Matching Gift
An anonymous donor has generously provided a $25,000 match to the Paul Parker Fund for Post Graduate Support. Make your gift and double the impact!
$6,520 MATCHED
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College of Public Health Matching Gift
Dean Arnett will generously double the impact of the first $5,000 in gifts to the College of Public Health!
$855 MATCHED
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College of Social Work Matching Gift
A group of anonymous donors has generously provided a $5,000 match to the College of Social Work. Your gift will double the impact and provide crucial support to all of our students!
$1,837 MATCHED
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HDI Matching Gift
A group of anonymous donors has generously provided a $525 match to the Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute Discretionary Gift Fund. Make your gift and double the impact!
$525 MATCHED
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Lewis Honors College Matching Gift
Ron (AS ’75) and Leslie Geoghegan (AS ’77), Lee (AS '08) and Stacie Marksbury (ED ’11), and Terry and Jane Samuel have generously provided a $5,000 match for the Lewis Honors College. Make your gift and double your impact!
$4,491 MATCHED
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LGBTQ* Scholarship Matching Gift
Special thanks to AVOL for generously matching the first $3,000 in gifts to the LGTBQ* Scholarship Fund. Make a gift and double the impact!
$1,830 MATCHED
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Martin School Match
Martin School Faculty and Board Members will generously match the first $9,000 given as part of One Day for UK. Make a gift and double the impact to the Martin School!
$4,320 MATCHED
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OLLI Matching Gift
The OLLI Board will generously match the first $1,700 in gifts made to the Fund for Lifelong Learning. Make a gift and double the impact!
$1,700 MATCHED
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Sanders-Brown Matching Gift
An anonymous donor has generously provided a $25,000 match to the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Make your gift and double the impact!
$2,295 MATCHED
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Patterson School Match
Todd Glickson (GS ’92) will generously match the first $1,300 in gifts made to the Patterson Research Fund. Make a gift and double the impact!
$1,300 MATCHED
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UK Libraries Matching Gift
Dr. J. Wesley Johnson (AS ’56) Dr. Bill Maksymowicz (AG ’73) have generously provided a $2,000 match to UK Libraries Alternative Textbook Fund. Make your gift and double the impact!
$2,000 MATCHED
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WUKY Matching Gift
An anonymous donor has generously provided a $5,000 match to the WUKY Restricted Fund to help ensure the news and music you love will continue uninterrupted. Make your gift and double the impact!
$917 MATCHED
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Success!
First Gift
Congratulations Graduate School! The Graduate School received the first gift after midnight on April 17th from an anonymous donor.
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Early Bird
Congratulations UK CAER! UK CAER won the Early Bird Challenge with a post from @markfisk
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Big Blue Outfit
Big Blue Nation, congratulate @bluemargo for being the winner of the Big Blue Outfit Challenge! By showing your UK spirit, you won and extra $250 to the @ukathletics Fund.
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First-time Donor #1
We love seeing so many supporters giving their first-ever gift to UK today for #OneDayforUK! Congratulations to the winner of the first round of our First-Time Donor Challenge, David Kaiser! He gave to the College of Fine Arts, so they will receive an extra $500 today! Stay tuned for more challenges through midnight.
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Lunch Break On-campus
Thanks for stopping by the Gatton Student Center this afternoon to vote for your cause! With over 200 votes, @KCHKids won an additional $500 from our Lunch Break On-Campus Challenge.
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Lunch Break Off-campus
Thanks for voting for your cause by commenting on our Lunch Break Off-Campus Challenge posts! Congratulations to the UK College of Fine Arts who received the most votes and will receive an additional $500 for #OneDayforUK.
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Bleed Blue Challenge
Congrats @joeymattingly! Your #bleedbluechallenge post has been selected as our winner! @UK_COP and @UKGattonCollege will each receive $125 in challenge funds for #OneDayforUK!
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First-time Donor #2
It's a great day to be a first-time donor to UK. Congratulations to the winner of the second round of our First-Time Donor Challenge, Angela Reiter! She gave to the UK College of Communication and Information, so they will receive an extra $500 today! Challenges keep running through midnight, so be sure to stay online until the end of #OneDayforUK.
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Kentucky Kids and Critters
Congrats @kentuckyjulie! Your Calico Wildcat has been selected as our winner for the Kentucky Kids and Critters Challenge! @UKarts_sciences will receive an extra $275 for #OneDayforUK!
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Shoutout Challenge
Congrats @JohannaMHoch! Thanks for participating in our Shoutout Challenge--your post is the winner and has earned @ukchs an extra $300 for #OneDayforUK!
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First-time Donor #3
For our final round of the First-Time Donor Challenge, we celebrate a gift made by Joanna Gibbs! University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will receive $500 in #OneDayforUK challenge funds thanks to your gift!
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UK Celebrity
And the UK Celebrity Challenge winner is @baileyanne2223! An extra $250 will go to @UKIntCenter. Thanks for sharing your photos with us! #OneDayforUK
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No Sleep Zone
We have one final challenge winner to announce! Congrats to @magnesd! Because you gave during the last hour of #OneDayforUK, @uk_ci will receive an additional $500 of challenge funds. Thank you!
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$5,000
Parent and Family Challenge
UK Parents, Jay and Colleen Shekelton, are challenging other UK parents to make 154 gifts on #OneDayforUK, in honor of the number of years since UK's founding in 1865. When this happens, $5,000 will be unlocked for the Parents Philanthropy Fund.
154 / 154 Gifts
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$1,865
1865th Gift
The donor who makes the 1865th gift of the day--in honor of the year of the university's founding--will have an extra $1,865 given to the college or cause of their gift.
1,865 / 1,865 Gifts
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Furthest Gift from Lexington
Gifts to #OneDayforUK came from all over the country and the world! The farthest gift from Lexington came in from an anonymous donor in China. Thank you for your support--your gift will go even further with an additional $500 to the Graduate School!
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Large Units Leaderboard
Check back throughout the day to see which large college or program has received the most gifts for our first #OneDayForUK Giving Day!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $3,000 Thomas W. Lester Scholarship Program Fund 173
2 $1,500 K-Fund 119
3 $500 Arts and Sciences Academic Excellence Fund 102
4 Gatton Annual Fund 98
5 CAFE General Undergraduate Scholarship Fund 86
6 College of Education Academic Excellence Fund 71
7 Student Opportunities Fund 62
8 Alumni Ambassador Fund 54
9 Communication and Information Scholarship Fund 43
10 Dean's Opportunity Fund for Scholarships in Medicine 36
11 UK Parents Philanthropy Fund 31
12 Law Discretionary Fund 26
13 Kentucky Childrens Hospital Fund 23
14 WUKY Restricted Fund 2
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Small Units Leaderboard
Check back throughout the day to see which small college or program has received the most gifts for our first #OneDayForUK Giving Day!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $3,000 Fund for Lifelong Learning 82
2 $1,500 Alternative Textbook Grant Program Fund 71
3 $500 Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute Discretionary Fund 39
4 College of Nursing New Opportunity Fund 34
5 Health Sciences Academic Fund for Excellence 28
6 Bilal Ibn Scholarship Fund 28
7 Big Blue Pantry Gift Fund 24
8 College of Dentistry Scholarship Fund 23
9 Martin School Scholarship Fund 23
10 Lewis Honors College Excellence Fund 22
11 James P. Gray II Art Appreciation Travel Fund 22
12 CRISIS Program Gift Fund 22
13 Graduate Student Success Fund 22
14 Basic Needs and Persistence Fund 19
15 Paul Parker Fund for Post Graduate Support 17
16 Barnstable-Brown Diabetes Center Gift Fund 15
17 Social Work Advancement Fund 15
18 Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund 14
19 College of Design Annual Fund 12
20 Ann Hanley Fund For Parkinson’s Research 12
21 Patterson School Intern Research Fellowship Fund 11
22 LGBTQ Scholarship Gift Fund 10
23 UK LEADS Annual Giving Fund 8
24 College of Public Health Scholarship Fund 7
25 Lee T. Todd, Jr. Student Innovation Fund 7
26 International Education Fund 6
27 Women and Philanthropy Fund 5
28 VPID Diversity Development Fund 3
29 First Generation Gift Fund 2
30 Collegiate Recovery Scholarship Fund 1
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