In November, we celebrated another successful TCU Gives Day. A total of 177 donors contributed more than $35,000 to our college in a 24-hour period. Corrie Brock ’06, a Communication Studies alumna and current member of the Schieffer College Board of Visitors, kicked off TCU Gives Day by making a generous $5,000 gift to the Schieffer College and she challenged others to give back as well. Her leadership as our college’s challenge ambassador this year was pivotal.
This year, donors had the opportunity to designate their gifts to not just the college overall or to one of its four departments, but they also had the option to designate their gift to KTCU, our campus radio station.
Our alumni around the country expressed their gratitude by posting heartfelt messages on social media, encouraging other alumni to participate in the 24-hour giving challenge.
Bob Schieffer made a stop by Moudy South on Gives Day and recorded a video with Dean Kris Bunton and some Schieffer College students to help spread the word about the giving challenge. View the video here.
Other Board of Visitors members, like Kris Gutierrez ’99, took to Twitter to spread the word.
Marc Istook ’98, a Schieffer College alumnus who co-anchors WFAA/Channel 8’s News 8 Daybreak, wore a purple tie on air in support of TCU Gives Day.