PHILADELPHIA - On Thursday, April 26, the Temple Owl Club participated in Temple Toast
, a one day University-wide giving campaign during Temple's Global Days of Service. During the 24-hour campaign, 208 Temple alumni, fans and friends rallied around athletics to contribute over $74,000 in gifts toward student-athlete resources.
The generosity of an anonymous donor's $50,000 challenge boosted efforts, for an overall impact of over $124,000 toward Temple's 19 athletics programs.
"I want to thank our generous donors for stepping up on Temple Toast to support our student-athletes," said Senior Associate AD/Assistant VP for Development Jeremy Wang
. "We are grateful for your support not only because we achieved such lofty numbers on the day, but because those numbers tell the story that you, our alumni and friends, value athletics as an important part of Temple University
's success and a worthy area for your philanthropic dollars."
The tremendous support from donors on Temple Toast placed Athletics at the top of the leaderboard, making up 50% of all University dollars raised on the day, and marking a record-setting year for most dollars raised by Temple Athletics on Temple Toast. The Owl Club's 209 athletic donors included 138 alumni spanning six decades (1956-2017).
Several other challenges were available to University units as part of Temple Toast, including a Young Alumni Challenge, which matched all gifts from alumni under 30. The Temple Owl Club received $1,470.50 in prize money from the Young Alumni Challenge.
Donations by Owl Club members help to provide scholarships, academic aid and training resources. Previous projects completed through the generous support of Owl Club members include the hiring of a full-time mental health expert, creation of the New York Angels Student-Athlete Lounge, expansion of the Resnick Academic Center, renovation of Olympic Sport Locker rooms and Olympic Sport Weight Room enhancements.
To learn more about the Owl Club and how your gift will impact more than 500 Temple student-athletes, please call 215-204-CLUB (2582) or visit www.TempleOwlClub.com