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Human Development Institute
HDI Overview

Are you interested in supporting work to create inclusive and accessible communities for everyone? This One Day for UK, donate to the Human Development Institute! The UK Human Development Institute (HDI) is Kentucky’s University Center on Disability. Our mission is to promote the inclusion, independence, and contributions of people with disabilities and their families throughout their lifespan. HDI focuses on priority areas that include early childhood and education, employment, health, leadership and self-advocacy, universal design and assistive technology, all with a focus on research and evaluation. We support the use of best practices in lifelong learning by working with child care providers, families, professionals, and education systems. Our projects and partnerships aim to improve outcomes for competitive, integrated employment for everyone, including people with significant disabilities. HDI works with partners to promote a healthier and more productive Kentucky. We use universal design principles to improve access in physical, learning, and virtual environments and contribute to the body of knowledge related to disability through a variety of research and evaluation activities. As a part of the University of Kentucky academic community, we offer certificates in both universal design and developmental disabilities. The certificates prepare students from a broad range of disciplines to provide services and support to people with disabilities and their families. HDI seeks to nurture and grow the next generation of leaders with disabilities who will continue to elevate and sustain our work over time. Your donation will create change that leads to an inclusive world for all. Donate to HDI during One Day for UK 2022!

Support HDI today by making a gift to the Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute Discretionary Gift Fund!

1865th Gift of the Day
The lucky donor who makes the 1865th gift on One Day For UK will win an extra $1865 to their selected college, program, or cause!
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!
Come Together for a Cause
Students! Follow UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook by 10:00pm on #OneDayforUK and tag one friend and your favorite college, program or cause in the comments. The college, program or cause with the most tags will win $500 and you'll be entered to win a swag bag for you and your friend.
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.
Throwback Thursday
You know what day it is! Throw it back to when you were the cool kid on campus 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.
1st Gift of the Day
Chelsea Brislin and the Gaines Center for the Humanities win the 1st Gift of the Day award.
1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who graduated after 2016 and makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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!
Share Your UK Family Challenge
Does your family bleed blue? Post a photo of you, your family, your pets, or any member of your Big Blue family 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 $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Small Programs + Centers Leaderboard
The small program or center who has the most donors on #OneDayForUK! 1st place wins $1000, 2nd place wins $500.
Rank Prize Small Programs + Centers Leaderboard Donors
1 $1,000 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 174
2 $500 Gaines Center for the Humanities 110
3 Center for Health Equity Transformation 30
4 Basic Needs and Persistence Fund 28
5 Collegiate Recovery Community 21
6 Center for Applied Energy Research 17
7 First Generation College Student Fund 15
8 Human Development Institute 15
9 Women & Philanthropy Network 7
10 Institutional Diversity 6
11 International Center 5
12 Center for Research on Violence Against Women 5
14 Still We Rise 4
15 Bilal ibn Rabah Scholarship Fund 3
16 Center for Interprofessional Health Education 2
See what people are sharing about One Day for UK 2022!
HDI Fund Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 12
2 FL 1
3 AA 0
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