ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar)- The University of Texas Permian Basin raised more than $260,000 during their second annual Falcon Giving Day.
More than 270 people donated to the 24-hour online campaign across 18 different states.
According to a release, the total number of funds raised amounted to $267,796.00. UTPB says Falcon Giving Day had a 21% increase in participation from last year, and a 35% increase in giving.
“We are proud of our Falcon Family for coming together to support UT Permian Basin. We are blown away by the love and support,” said UTPB Annual Giving Coordinator, Danielle Davila.
“Thank you to everyone who participated in Falcon Giving Day,” said Director of Development, Casey Carson. “Our goal was to encourage support for the wonderful things happening at UT Permian Basin. A special thanks to the students who participated and will be volunteering around the community as their way of giving back.”
Donations were given to more than 25 areas and departments across campus including the UTPB Food Pantry, Student Emergency Fund and the General Scholarship Fund.