Huntington University surpasses $100K goal on third annual Day of Giving recently

Huntington University hosted its third annual Day of Giving on Nov. 21 and raised $101,527.97, surpassing the school’s goal of $100,000.

All gifts to the university on Nov. 21 went to the Forester Fund, which directly provides student scholarships for current and future students.

“With 100 percent of each gift directly benefiting students, I am so grateful for the Forester Family and their commitment to support fellow Foresters through HU’s student scholarship program,” said Marcy Hawkins, director of the Forester Fund.  

With the help of 171 donors – up from 142 in 2018 – from 28 states and the unlocking of several challenges, the 24-hour event was considered to be a huge success. The funds raised have a direct impact on this and the next generation of Foresters; 93 percent of Huntington University’s student body receives funding from the Forester Fund.

“The wonderful donors who participated on Day of Giving are helping to grow a ‘Forest of Foresters’ in Christ, scholarship and service,” said Hawkins.

The fourth annual Day of Giving will take place on Nov. 19, 2020. To learn more about Day of Giving at Huntington University and to view the student-produced thank you video, visit

Gifts to Huntington University qualify donors for a special Indiana state income tax credit. Depending on the size of the gift, an amount of up to 50 percent of the gift comes back to givers in the form of a credit on their Indiana state income taxes.

Visit to learn more about giving opportunities at Huntington University.