STONY BROOK, NY, March 29, 2021 – On April 21, Stony Brook University will host its third annual “Giving Day,” a 24-hour fundraising drive to generate support for students, faculty and research, and to help advance Stony Brook Medicine’s mission to provide the highest quality healthcare.
In 2020, a record number of alumni, faculty and staff, students, parents, grateful patients and friends helped Stony Brook surpass its Giving Day goal, donating over $300,000 to more than 90 initiatives across the University. This year, as Stony Brook continues to recover from the financial repercussions of the pandemic, the support generated by the event will be even more essential.
“This past year has challenged us in so many ways, but we have emerged even stronger than before,” said Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis. “Now, as we begin to come out of this crisis and hope for brighter days ahead, we need to do everything we can to support our students, faculty, staff and healthcare workers in preparing for the next chapter.”
To inspire participation, all gifts made on April 21 will be tracked in real-time on Stony Brook’s Giving Day website.
“Stony Brook is incredibly fortunate to have such an engaged and supportive community,” said Deborah Lowen-Klein, interim vice president for advancement. “As last year’s Giving Day showed us, thousands of donors from our community can have a tremendous collective impact on the University. I’m looking forward to seeing what we’re going to accomplish together on April 21.”
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Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship, is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. With more than 26,000 students, 2,700 faculty members, over 200,000 alumni, an academic medical center and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs, it is one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality, and has been ranked among the top 35 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. 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. Part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Stony Brook is one of only eight universities that has 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 (https://www.facebook.com/stonybrooku/) and Twitter (@stonybrooku).