By: Alexis Mitchell
The University of Findlay held its first Founders Day of the semester on Sept. 7. Although it was mainly social media and online based, some donation stations were set up at various locations in Findlay. These included Trends on Main, East of Chicago Pizza, Sink’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse, Lawless Barbershop, QQ Gardens, Bread Kneads and The Lunch Box powered by Bread Kneads, George House Coffee & Tea Co., We Serve. Coffee, and Shoe Sensation.
Not only did this Founders Day celebrate the 135th anniversary of the University of Findlay, but the numbers increased significantly this year. Thanks to the generous donations from community members, alumni, parents, friends and even students, UF received $28 thousand from 181 sponsors for scholarships and financial aid for students.
Director of Annual Giving, Kelly Anderson, says that the purpose of the day was to educate about the roots of the institution.
“It was a wonderful day,” stated Anderson. “We have created a partnerships where we educate and we support our mission of producing students that go on to lead meaningful lives and productive careers”.
Over 95 percent of students receive some sort of financial aid and/or scholarship, which is why Founders Day is so important.
To find out the final numbers and to learn more about Founders Day, visit foundersday.findlay.edu.