Long Island University Celebrates Giving Tuesday With Inaugural Kickoff of LIU RISE

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November 21, 2020 – This Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Long Island University will inspire generosity by launching an inaugural, university-wide LIU RISE campaign that runs through December 31st to support student scholarships.

Giving Tuesday, celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. Giving Tuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1 and throughout the year.

Long Island University’s LIU RISE initiative will help provide critical, long-term support for student scholarships at the University.  Scholarship donors provide opportunities for competitive students to gain a world-class education while also propelling LIU towards becoming a Top 100 national university. For more details, and to learn how to donate, please visit the LIU RISE web page.

“Grassroots donations from our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are an important way to support critical scholarships to equip thousands of our students to be leaders and champions for a lifetime,” said LIU’s Chief of Strategic Planning and Advancement Andy Person. “Every small donation counts!”

“Giving Tuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year,” said Asha Curran, Giving Tuesday’s CEO and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, Giving Tuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”

About LIU RISE Student Scholarship Campaign

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Donors to the LIU RISE campaign provide critical, long-term support for student scholarships at Long Island University. Scholarship donors provide the opportunities for competitive students to gain a world-class education while also propelling LIU towards becoming a Top 100 national university. Most importantly, donors equip thousands of our students to be leaders and champions for a lifetime.  ACT NOW!

About Long Island University

Long Island University, founded in 1926, continues to redefine higher education, providing high quality academic instruction by world-class faculty. Recognized by Forbes for its emphasis on experiential learning and by the Brookings Institution for its “value added” to student outcomes, LIU offers over 250 degree programs, with a network of 270,000 alumni that includes industry leaders and entrepreneurs across the globe. Visit liu.edu for more information.