National Philanthropy Week hosts day of donations

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    It’s common to see purple around TCU’s campus, but not 35 large purple bows gracing campus buildings. 

    The bows were hung on buildings around campus for National Philanthropy Week, which runs from Nov. 3-7. They serve as visual representations of how donations affect TCU’s campus.

    This is the second year the office has placed the bows around campus. It is sponsoring and hosting all alumni events this week.

    The bows were placed on all of the buildings across campus that have benefitted from donations. 

    Buildings and facilities at TCU are often named based on the wishes of their principle donors. Some are named after the donors themselves or for their spouses or children.

    Elyse Menger, assistant director of student and young alumni programs in the TCU Office of Annual Giving, said students live, learn and study in these buildings, so the bows are a good reminder of how philanthropy impacts campus.

    On Thursday, which has been named TCU Gives Day, Chancellor Victor Boschini challenged the TCU community to make 500 donations of any size. The #TCUGIVESDAY website says the gifts will change lives.

    The TCU Office of Annual Giving hosted a tent in front of the founder’s statue where students and faculty can make donations.

    Those who would like to make a donation can visit the University Advancement website.