Hawkeyes from all 50 states, and across the globe, came together to give back and support students, faculty, research, health care, athletics, and more during One Day for Iowa, the University of Iowa's 24-hour online giving day.
The goal of One Day for Iowa is to bring more Hawkeyes together each year to raise funds for areas across campus. This year, on March 30, more than 3,000 donors came together to support their passion at Iowa, collectively raising more than $1.5 million.
Iowa alumni and friends were also encouraged to take advantage of donor-sponsored matching and unlocking opportunities, to climb the leaderboard, and to post to social media. In doing so, they helped release more than $300,000 in bonus money for their favorite areas on campus.
More than 100 colleges, departments, and divisions worked to raise money for their areas by connecting with their graduates and supporters through email and social media posts.
Only a few hours left to participate in @uiowa's online giving event, One Day for Iowa! The ability to offer the best possible care for our pediatric patients is due, in part, to our generous supporters.— UI Stead Family Children's Hospital (@UIchildrens) March 30, 2022
Give a gift now: https://t.co/kTpH1e7Vnc #1DayForIowa pic.twitter.com/Ds3jnlY9AV
DEI has a variety of student programming, such as Hawks of Color, TRIO, Iowa Edge, and Disability Graduation. These programs provide students with communities and safe spaces to be themselves. When you donate on #1DayForIowa, you support these programs. https://t.co/5js8rVhet1 pic.twitter.com/BzlKtjdTMJ— Diversity at Iowa (@DiversityUI) March 30, 2022
Since 1972, CAMBUS student employees have provided over 165 million rides to Iowa students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The CAMBUS Gift Fund provides support to student employees through academic scholarships. #1DayForIowa— UIowa CAMBUS (@uiowacambus) March 30, 2022
Consider giving today: https://t.co/H6pejSjQYZ pic.twitter.com/qAug6OmZGM
Good morning! Today is #1DayForIowa. We look forward to posting really wonderful alumni videos today. First a reminder: we're raising funds for the NWP's very own building! It's exciting and we so appreciate the community's help in making this happen. https://t.co/CFV6WgNaOi pic.twitter.com/LzZiZEBtfW— The Nonfiction Writing Program (@iowa_nwp) March 30, 2022
Hawkeyes jammed their social feeds with Iowa-loving pet, campus throwbacks, and cute baby photos. The hashtag #1DayForIowa was used more than 1,300 times. Hundreds of Hawks posted photos and commented on posts all to show their loves and support for Iowa. In total, 34 people won extra money to donate to their area of choice by participating in the giving day on social media.
Happy #1DayForIowa!!! Today and every day I support the Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. Without scholarships I never would have had the opportunities to learn in different countries and locations. Get in on the action today at https://t.co/LQcaLIn93r! pic.twitter.com/HXggaMRjCi— Ali Watkins (@ali_watty) March 30, 2022
Today is One Day for Iowa, the University of Iowa's 24-hour online giving day! This is a chance to invest in the future of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy which I did today! #1DayForIowa @UIPharmacy https://t.co/VDiIi5CVwN . pic.twitter.com/Ecx2iMaD3U— Aliasger Salem (@UIPharmaceutics) March 30, 2022
My favorite black and gold moments happened at Kid's Day this year. I had the privilege of escorting Kid Captain BraeLynn and her family through Kinnick Stadium and onto the field to meet Kirk Ferentz. What an honor to be a part of this special day. @UIowaPeds #1DayForIowa pic.twitter.com/aB3DyOp73f— Claire McGranahan (she/her/hers) (@claire_at_iowa) March 30, 2022
Thanks to the generosity of Iowa alumni and friends, each gift is making an important impact for Iowa and beyond. One Day for Iowa will be back in 2023; in the meantime, learn how you can get involved and give back to the university any time.