Campus & Culture
Saint Joseph’s class of 2020 received their degrees virtually on May 16, celebrating years of cherished memories on Hawk Hill. The University is planning a second, on-ground celebration for the class in October
Campus & Culture
With the launch of major online platforms like GoFundMe and Kickstarter, crowdfunding has easily become one of the most popular ways for individuals and organizations to raise funds for their passion projects. Saint Joseph’s University is now throwing its hat into the ring with the launch of SJU Crowdfunding, a five-week crowdfunding campaign driven by student leaders.
Starting on Monday, Oct. 28, four student projects will begin fundraising for the campus programs they value most by promoting crowdfunding campaigns to their SJU peers and personal networks. In partnership with the Office of University Advancement, students are raising funds for APEX (the Appalachian Experience), the #BeCivil inclusion and equality campaign run by student government, chemistry equipment for labs and a trip to the American Marketing Association conference.
“At St. Joe's, we have seen that crowdfunding is one of the most effective ways to engage alumni – particularly young alumni – who are passionate about supporting the efforts of their alma mater,” remarks Joe Kender, VP of University Relations at SJU. “Being able to amplify the grassroots activities of our students is exciting and is a connection that many of our donors feel is really powerful.”
Over the next five weeks, SJU News will be exploring each one of these projects to give the SJU community a better understanding of how important they are to our Hawks. SJU Crowdfunding will run from Monday, Oct. 28 – Tuesday, Dec. 3, or #GivingTuesday.
To learn more about SJU Crowdfunding projects, visit giving.sju.edu/crowdfunding.