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Communication and Information
Support the Future of Journalism

Never has good journalism been more important. The Kentucky Kernel, founded in 1908 and independent since 1971-1972, provides our students with a learning laboratory to cover UK campus and news and hone their journalistic skills. By supporting the Kentucky Kernel Fund for Excellence and its associated publications, you are supporting student stipends, travel to cover events off campus, equipment and new digital initiatives. Most importantly, you are supporting students from every major who strive for journalistic success and excellence. The Kentucky Kernel online edition (http://www.kykernel.com/) is continuously updated, and each Thursday, students produce the print newspaper that generations of Kentucky alumni remember picking up on the way to class. The Kernel also produces the award-winning KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion magazine twice a year and the annual Year in Photos.

Your gift on One Day for UK helps maintain the high-quality journalism expected from the Kentucky Kernel and its associated publications, while supporting our students and providing opportunities and equipment that will keep the Kentucky Kernel among the nation’s elite collegiate newspapers.

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.
Large College Leaderboard
The large college who has the most donors on #OneDayForUK! 1st place wins $1000, 2nd place wins $500.
Rank Prize Large College Leaderboard Donors
1 $1,000 College of Engineering 476
2 $500 Communication and Information 200
3 College of Arts & Sciences 143
4 Gatton College of Business & Economics 110
5 Agriculture, Food and Environment 110
6 College of Education 105
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!
College of Communication and Information Challenge
Nancy Green and Jack Guthrie have come together to challenge CI alumni and friends to help the college get to 150 total donors on One Day for UK! They will combine to give $2,500 when we get 100 donors and then another $2,500 when we get to 150 donors.
150 / 150 Donors
See what people are sharing about One Day for UK 2022!
Communication and Information Fund Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 128
2 IL 10
3 OH 7
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