Posted: 11/18/21

TAMIU Hosts Annual ‘Giving Day’



On Tuesday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Nov. 17, the span of 1,970 minutes or 33 hours can help give Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students a reason to celebrate.

That’s the time frame that marks the University’s Giving Day, an annual campaign that’s been part of TAMIU’s fundraising efforts on behalf of its students, faculty, and programs since 2015. That time period is also a nod to the University’s founding year, 1970.

Rosanne Palacios, TAMIU vice president for Institutional Advancement, said that Giving Day is a call to community in a season dedicated to giving thanks.

“Each fall, the TAMIU community comes together to observe the power of partnership and giving.  We call on our community of alumni around the world and the community at large to support student financial aid, campus facilities upgrades, students traveling and presenting research with faculty, or to address the area of greatest need,” Palacios explained.

The University is hoping to exceed last year’s successful campaign which saw nearly 500 donors give over $64,000 in just 33 hours. And just as today’s shoppers can complete their shopping from a desktop or smartphone, TAMIU Giving Day partners can do the same.

Donors from all over the world can participate in Giving Day by visiting www.tamiu.edu/givingday/. The online giving form is quick, safe, and easy to use. Giving Day is Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 5:00 p.m. 

Palacios noted that an additional online challenge element provides Giving Day participants with ways to further amplify their support.

“With today’s technology, our giving community can respond to these online challenges that amplify their gift, let them be a part of a spirited College or School competition, or become a Giving Day Advocate, sharing their giving nature with friends and family on social media…with just a click,” she said.

“In the Challenges component, there is some $11,500 to unlock in giving challenges. To participate and learn more about ways to maximize Giving Day impact, visit www.alumni.tamiu.edu/givingday-challenges.

“In this season of giving, we encourage our alumni, family, and friends to remember their University and join TAMIU’s Giving Day. In 1,970 minutes, a lifetime of difference can be made. It’s a great way to give back, give forward, transform lives and build a better and brighter future for us all,” Palacios concluded.  

For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Institutional Advancement at 956.326.4483, email gobeyond@tamiu.edu, or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, 260. 

Additional information on Alumni and Giving is available at www.tamiu.edu/givingday/  

For University information, visit tamiu.edu, email prmis@tamiu.edu, call 956.326.2180 or stop by offices in the Killam Library, room 268. University information is also found on its social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.


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The University's Annual Giving Day is a chance to "Make Your Mark" in a season dedicated to giving.