Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Day of Giving scheduled for Aug. 16-17

Eileen Gianiodis and Robert Stein

August 10, 2022

The inaugural event features 19 campus projects, including a scholarship fund for aspiring rural educators.

Texas Tech University will host its inaugural Day of Giving Aug. 16-17, 2022. This online, social media-driven philanthropic event is an opportunity for Red Raiders, fans and friends to fund featured projects across the university.

“For the first time ever, Red Raiders can participate in a day of giving dedicated to raising funds for projects that impact every part of campus and celebrate the effect those gifts have on students,” said Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec.


The event, themed “Rally Together,” launches at 8 a.m., Aug. 16 and concludes at 4:03 p.m., Aug. 17. It is 32 hours and 3 minutes – or 1,923 minutes – signifying the year of Texas Tech's founding.

The Day of Giving features 19 projects that will support students, scholarships and other initiatives in the 2022-23 academic year. In addition to the College of Education, the 12 other Texas Tech colleges and various other areas of the university will participate.

“Day of Giving allows us to showcase some of the phenomenal work done on this campus,” said Byron Kennedy, vice president for university advancement. “Each project offers an opportunity for the Red Raider community to make an impact. We encourage our community to find a project that is meaningful to them, get involved, make a gift and share the message of the great work happening at Texas Tech.”

Texas Tech Day of Giving encourages alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university to invest in lives at Texas Tech. During the Day of Giving event, there will be opportunity for challenge and matching gifts.

The College of Education's featured project is a scholarship fund supporting rural teacher candidates in the TechTeach educator preparation program. Donations will help pre-service teachers pay for supplies and materials to aid in classroom instruction, including books, worksheets, glue sticks, scissors, pens and markers.

"Our teacher candidates essentially work the whole academic year as full-time teachers, managing classrooms, planning lessons and maintaining relationships with students," said Fernando Valle, chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Texas Tech. "Your generosity will not only benefit these aspiring teachers, it will also benefit the children learning in their rural classrooms."

Learn more by visiting the Day of Giving website. To see progress and participate, follow the College of Education on Facebook and Twitter

If you are interested in making a matching or challenge gift, please contact Texas Tech's Office of Advancement at ofc.advancement@ttu.edu. Gifts can be made now, and contributions made to any Texas Tech fund count toward the day's goals.