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Stony Brook University Announces Giving Day: Wednesday, March 29, 2023: #HoldDoorsOpen

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Giving day artworkSTONY BROOK, NY–March 20, 2023–On Wednesday, March 29, Stony Brook University will host its fifth Giving Day which is themed “#HoldDoorsOpen.” This 24-hour fundraising event provides the opportunity for the Stony Brook community to come together to lend financial support and “open doors” for more than 100 academic units, clubs, athletic teams, clinical departments, student enrichment programs and other initiatives and causes happening across campus. Targeted  contributions can be made here and early giving has begun.

This year, special matching gifts and challenges have been established to help multiply the impact of individuals’ donations. Also, students are invited to participate in an on-campus scavenger hunt that Wednesday, visiting selected sites across campus  to win t-shirts and snacks.

“Stony Brook’s annual Giving Day opens doors to opportunities by allowing the community to support the areas that matter the most to them,” said Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis. “Whether it’s the door to a Stony Brook art studio where the status quo is being challenged; the door to our Financial Aid offices, where hardworking students can find support for their studies; or the door to an operating room or research lab, where lifesaving medical advances are being made, our community’s generosity on Giving Day is felt all across this campus.”

To inspire participation, all gifts made will be tracked in real-time on Stony Brook’s Giving Day website.

“The acts of kindness and generosity that we see on Giving Day epitomize what it means to be a member of the Stony Brook University community,” said Justin Fincher, PhD, vice president of advancement and executive director of the Stony Brook Foundation.

Last year, a record number of more than 3,000  alumni, faculty and staff, students, parents, grateful patients, and friends participated in Giving Day. Together, they contributed over $369.000 to more than 100 university and Stony Brook Medicine programs. The support generated during this year’s Giving Day will provide additional, much-needed aid for Stony Brook’s students, athletes, faculty, and patients.

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Stony Brook University — New York’s flagship university and No. 1 public university — is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. With more than 24,000 students, more than 2,800 faculty members, more than 200,000 alumni, a premier academic healthcare system and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs, Stony Brook is a research-intensive distinguished center of innovation dedicated to addressing the world’s biggest challenges. The university embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and is ranked among the top 35 public universities by Forbes and one of the top 80 universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges listing. Fostering a commitment to academic research and intellectual endeavors, Stony Brook’s membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places it among the top 65 research institutions in North America. The university’s distinguished faculty have earned esteemed awards such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Stony Brook has the responsibility of co-managing Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy — one of only eight universities with a role in running a national laboratory. Providing economic growth for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region, the university totals an impressive $7.23 billion in increased economic output on Long Island. Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter(@stonybrooku)

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