STONY BROOK, NY, April 22 2022–On Wednesday, April 27, Stony Brook University will host its fourth annual “Giving Day,” a 24-hour fundraising drive to generate support for students in need, faculty and research, and help advance Stony Brook Medicine’s mission to provide world-class, compassionate care. Funds to contribute can be found here.
Last year, 3,700 donors from 10 countries and 43 states including; alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and grateful patients and friends, helped Stony Brook surpass its Giving Day goal, donating over $500,000 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 this new annual tradition will be even more essential.
“The Stony Brook community’s overwhelming response to Giving Day reflects a deep commitment to helping others and building a better world,” Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis said. “I am inspired by the sense of compassion, optimism, and resolve I see every day on our campus.”
To inspire participation, all gifts made on April 27 will be tracked in real-time on Stony Brook’s Giving Day website.
“We could not ask for a more engaged network of support, as the Stony Brook community continues to extend their generosity,” said Justin Fincher, vice president of advancement and executive director of the Stony Brook Foundation. “Every gift makes a difference. I am hopeful that this year we will create an even greater impact together.”
About Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University, a flagship of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. With nearly 27,000 students, 2,800 faculty members, more than 200,000 alumni, a premier academic medical center 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 has been ranked 23rd among top public universities by Forbes and 38th among public universities in 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 66 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 (https://www.facebook.com/stonybrooku/) and Twitter (@stonybrooku).