UTC Attempts to Raise $500,000 in 24 Hours

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — According to Vice Chancellor of Advancement Kim White, philanthropy is a big part of UTC as we know it.

“Some of the buildings on campus came about because of philanthropy. We’re able to keep tuition low. We have thousands of scholarships that students are illegible for because of philanthropy. And Chattanooga is such a giving city,” said White.

In that philanthropic spirit, UTC hosted its third annual Mocs Give Day.

For a full 24 hours, UTC sought half a million dollars from seven hundred and fifty donors.

The money will be used to assist disadvantaged students.

“Mocs Give Day is about giving money back to students who kind of struggle with homelessness and they do not sometimes have enough money to sustain themselves with food. Therefore, with donations from our lovely student population, we can help these students get back on their feet and they can have a good time here at UTC,” said Langdon, a UTC Student Ambassador.

According to student ambassadors, the campaign had raised around two hundred a fifty thousand dollars by its twelfth hour.

And that includes a donation of fifty thousand dollars from UT President Randy Boyd.

“We have a very generous donor, our president, UT President Randy Boyd, who said ‘if you all can raise fifty thousand dollars, I’ll match it with another fifty.’ So, it’s been a great way for students to give back to other students,” said White.

If you’d like to make a donation before midnight, you can do so by going to mocsgiveday.utc.edu.>

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