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Viking Day of Giving Raises $22,000 for Scholarships

Nov 20, 2020

VCSU students hold signs spelling out "Thank You"

The VCSU Foundation announced Friday that more than $22,000 was raised for VCSU student scholarships during the first Viking Day of Giving on Nov. 12. 

The 24-hour fundraising blitz included contributions from 133 donors that totaled $22,400. All money raised goes directly to student scholarships at Valley City State University. 

“On behalf of the students at VCSU, we thank all the donors for their gifts,” said Kim Hesch, assistant director of advancement and alumni relations. “Gifts from generous supporters ensure that we can continue to offer our students outstanding services and learning opportunities. We are Better Together.”

The VCSU Foundation has committed to fund $1.86 million in student scholarships this year. The Viking Day of Giving originated as a way to replace some fundraising dollars lost during the COVID-19 pandemic due to cancellation of events like the VCSU Scholarship Auction and the Viking Golf Scramble. 

The VCSU Foundation was founded in 1996 and supports Valley City State University by involving alumni and friends of the university in activities and private giving that meet the university’s needs and advance its welfare. The Foundation supports and coordinates the efforts of the Alumni Association, V-500, Booster Board, and major giving activities. Online donations can be made at www.vcsualumni.org/ways-to-give