This year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Chowan University is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. #GivingTuesday celebrates generosity by providing people everywhere with an opportunity to give more, give smarter, and give great.

All undesignated gifts made on #GivingTuesday will go toward the Annual Fund. Chowan's endowment generates only a percentage of the university's operating budget. Annual giving fills a crucial gap. Plus, annual gifts go to work right away (unlike endowed gifts, which are invested for the long term), so your gift has immediate impact. You can also choose to designate your gift to any specific scholarship fund, endowment, or buidling project.