Virginia Commonwealth University’s third annual Giving Day on April 24 united the VCU community in support of more than 70 initiatives across both campuses. By the end of the day, 5,313 VCU friends from around the world made 5,286 gifts and raised more than $16.8 million.

“Giving Day is just one of the many ways our donors demonstrate their support for students and Libraries’ initiatives that contribute to student success,” said Irene Herold, Ph.D., dean of libraries and university librarian.

Gifts to VCU Libraries supported three priorities.

  • The Affordable Course Content Initiative, which saves students hundreds of dollars each semester by creating free or low-cost course materials. The initiative has saved nearly 100,000 students more than $10 million since the program began in 2017.
  • The Friends of VCU Scholarship Fund to provide more support to students. 
  • The Special Collections and Archives Endowment to support VCU Libraries’ most unique and rare collections. 
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