Visit to show that you are #ForWofford on A Day for Wofford — a 24-hour giving event to celebrate the collective impact of Terriers like you.

After a year full of challenges, Dina Roberts wants to help the Wofford community end 2020 on the right foot.

And the left foot.

Anyone who makes a gift of $56 or more on A Day for Wofford will receive a pair of special edition Wofford socks. The 24-hour fundraising campaign for the college is set for Tuesday, Dec. 1, and coincides with the national Giving Tuesday campaign.

“We wanted to do something a little different this year,” says Roberts, the executive director of engagement and annual giving. “We’re going to play off the socks and see if we can get more people to participate.”

The goal of the campaign is to reach 750 donors. Donors can give to a variety of annual funds, all of which help Wofford achieve its campaign goals.

In addition to the sock giveaway, there are several challenges within the campaign designed to boost participation:

The Young Alumni Challenge: An anonymous donor has pledged $20.20 for each of the first 250 GOLD (graduates of the last decade) donors who have not already given in 2020.

The Athletics Challenge: If 250 former student-athletes who have not yet made a gift in 2020 make a gift on A Day for Wofford, an anonymous donor will make an additional $10,000 gift to the Terrier Club.

Reunion Class Challenge: A trustee has committed $10,000 to the Wofford Fund in honor of the reunion class with the highest participation rate for the day.

Roberts says A Day for Wofford allows faculty, staff, students, parents of students, alumni and friends to support each other and future students.

“If I were an alum, I’d think about the many people who came before me to provide a quality education," she says. “There is a duty to pay it forward in some shape or form.”

Head men’s tennis coach Rod Ray says A Day for Wofford offers donors the chance to invest in the future.

“I believe the best thing we can do in life is to do good for others. I have a front row seat to seeing all the good that Wofford does in the lives of young people,” Ray says. “Matter of fact, I’m privileged to play a small role in some of that good. Giving to Wofford is important to me because I’m 100% confident that my investment helps young people. I can’t think of any other more important and significant investment.”

Rik Ujaan ’21, an international affairs major from Kolkata, India, says A Day for Wofford is a unique opportunity to the college.

“Wofford has provided me with so many opportunities in, and, more importantly, out of the classroom. A Day for Wofford reminds me that all of the wonderful opportunities I experienced were made possible, in large part, due to generous philanthropic efforts. A Day for Wofford is important not only because it helps ensure that the students who graduate after my class graduates will have similar transformative experiences, but because it also allows the college to grow and further improve the student experience.”

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