Gatton College of Business & Economics
One Day for UK!

The Fund: The Gatton Annual Fund supports immediate needs that arise throughout the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics. While many other funds are restricted to specific uses such as scholarships, faculty support, and academic departments, the Gatton Annual Fund provides the dean with the flexibility to address targeted and sometimes urgent financial needs.

The Case for Support: As state funding continues to decline, philanthropic gifts from our alumni and friends are a catalyst for a brighter future. The most notable example is our beautiful building, which was expanded and renovated in 2016 with every cent of the funding contributed by our generous alumni, corporate partners, and friends of the college. We are diligently striving to improve our academic pursuit of excellence for our students, alumni, and all our supporters and believers. To achieve our fullest potential, we need your assistance.

The Challenge: This year, the deans of both the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics and the UK College of Engineering have initiated a challenge to one another. They have called upon their alumni bases to competitively respond and show their pride through philanthropic investments to support their respective colleges. The colleges will be competing for the following:

- Most funds raised during One Day for UK

- Most donors supporting the colleges during One Day for UK

The MatchBeyond our challenge with engineering, we’ve also been challenged by our generous alumni and donors to meet these matches

  • An anonymous alumnus has generously gifted $70,000 in matching dollars. The $70,000 will match each gift to the College dollar-for-dollar – regardless of designation within the Gatton College.
  • Three alumni have come together and generously gifted $50,500 in matching dollars towards all gifts made towards the newly created Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship in the Gatton College.
  • The Gatton College Emerging Leaders Board (ELB) members in the Gatton College have generously come together to provide $20,000 in matching funds to double the impact of gifts made to the Gatton College Annual Fund. 
  • Dean Simon Sheather has committed to a $1,000 gift to kickstart our efforts for One Day for UK. When we reach 250 donors, he will increase his gift to $2,500 towards our newly created “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion scholarship” in the Gatton College.

 

We ask Gatton College alumni and friends to show their support through an annual gift of any size. We ask that you be proud, be invested, and be involved in showing the world what “Kentucky Can” do.


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Student DanceBlue Challenge
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Student DanceBlue Challenge
First, Follow or Like UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook before #OneDayforUK, then tag 3 friends to do the same. Then, on April 21st, see if you and your team win a prize pack of DanceBlue swag!
$500
1st Gift of the Day
The college, program or cause that receives the first gift after midnight EDT to begin #OneDayforUK wins an extra $500!
1 / 1 Gifts
Completed
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Faculty Donor Challenge
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Faculty Donor Challenge
A UK faculty member who makes a gift before 6pm will be highlighted to win an additional $500 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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Challenge Your Memory
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Challenge Your Memory
Post a picture of a good memory of your time at UK to social media and use #OneDayforUK for a chance to win an additional $250 for your favorite college, program, or cause! Be sure to tag them in your post or mention them in the caption.
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Returning Donor Challenge
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Returning Donor Challenge
A returning #OneDayForUK donor who made a gift on last year's #OneDayForUK and does so again today before 10:00 AM will be highlighted to win an extra $250 for the college, program, or cause!
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Staff Donor Challenge
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Staff Donor Challenge
A University of Kentucky staff member who makes a gift before 10am will be highlighted to win an additional $500 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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The Globetrotter Challenge - Programs + Centers
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The Globetrotter Challenge - Programs + Centers
Turn your college, program, or cause Kentucky Blue on #OneDayforUK! The program or center with online gifts from the most geographic locations will win an extra $500. Check out the heat map on each page to see how your favorite program or cause is doing!
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Gatton College of Business & Economics Match
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Gatton College of Business & Economics Match
An anonymous alumnus has generously gifted $70,000 in matching dollars. The $70,000 will match each gift to the College dollar-for-dollar – regardless of designation within the Gatton College. Make your gift today and double your impact!
$750 MATCHED
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Gatton College Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship Match
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Gatton College Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship Match
Three alumni have come together and generously gifted $50,500 in matching dollars towards all gifts made towards the newly created Diversity, Equity & Inclusion scholarship in the Gatton College.
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Facebook Likes Challenge
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Facebook Likes Challenge
Go to the UK Philanthropy Official Facebook page to find the One Day for UK Likes challenge post. Like the photo of the college, program or cause of your choice and those with the most likes between Monday and Noon on #OneDayforUK will win the challenge. (1st place: $1500, 2nd place: $750, 3rd place: $500)
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1865th Gift of the Day
$1,865
1865th Gift of the Day
The lucky donor who makes the 1865th gift on #OneDayForUK will win an extra $1865 to their selected college, program, or cause!
50 / 1,865 Gifts
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1st Time Donor Challenge
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1st Time Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
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1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who graduated after 2015 and makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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Why Do You Love UK?
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Why Do You Love UK?
Y do you love UK? Find this challenge on @UKPhilanthropy social media and comment your favorite memory of your time at UK for a chance to win an additional $250 towards your favorite college, program, or cause! Make sure to tell us which fund your choosing to support in your comment.
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Be the Y
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Be the Y
Ever dreamed of being the Y at center court? Now is your chance to Be the Y! Post your best Y pose and tag your favorite college, program or cause to win them an extra $250 on #OneDayforUK!
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Kids and Critters Challenge
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Kids and Critters Challenge
Have a future wildcat or mascot in your family? Post a photo of your child, nieces, nephews, grandkids, pets, or even neighbors dressed up in UK gear. Post your picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, include the hashtag #OneDayforUK, and tag your favorite UK college, program or cause. One lucky photo will win $500 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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The Globetrotter Challenge - Large Units
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The Globetrotter Challenge - Large Units
Turn your college, program, or cause Kentucky Blue on #OneDayforUK! The large unit with online gifts from the most geographic locations will win an extra $500. Check out the heat map on each page to see how your favorite college, program, or cause is doing!
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The Globetrotter Challenge - Small Units
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The Globetrotter Challenge - Small Units
Turn your college, program, or cause Kentucky Blue on #OneDayforUK! The small unit with online gifts from the most geographic locations will win an extra $500. Check out the heat map on each page to see how your favorite college, program, or cause is doing!
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Gatton College Emerging Leaders Board Match
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Gatton College Emerging Leaders Board Match
The Gatton College Emerging Leaders Board (ELB) members in the Gatton College have generously come together to provide $20,000 in matching funds to double the impact of gifts made to the Gatton College Annual Fund. Make your gift today!
$750 MATCHED
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Gatton College of Business and Economics Dean's Challenge
$1,000
Gatton College of Business and Economics Dean's Challenge
Dean Simon Sheather has generously provided a $2,500 gift as a challenge on #OneDayforUK for the Gatton College of Business and Economics. 10 gifts on #OneDayforUK will unlock $1000 and at 250 gifts an additional $1500 will be unlocked all to the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Scholarship Fund! The more you give, the more we unlock!
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Gatton Annual Fund Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 1
1 PA 1
2 AA 0
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