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Inside the Numbers

A look at some beneficiaries of UMass Gives, our annual, two-day, online giving mania.

UMass Minutewomen Rowers

4+: Type of shell—a Vespoli 4+—that our champion Minutewomen rowers purchased to race from the Head of the Charles to the Head of the Fish.

$12K+: Additional dollars in the Keith Rayner Memorial Graduate Student Research Fund supporting graduate student research in psychological and brain sciences.

20: Lanterns made at a fun DIY event organized by the Asian American Student Association to support their mission to foster unity among Asian and Asian American students and to promote their views and voices.

7: Women for UMass Projects: supporting women students in the arts, public service, architecture, STEM, Isenberg, sports media, and funding a conference for queer and trans people of color.

2900: Miles traveled by the brand-new Minuteman Marching Band uniforms to debut at the Rose Parade. (The musicians came along, too.)

11: Students assisted by the Student Care and Emergency Response Fund: “It was like a stranger bringing water and supporting me to the marathon finish line.”

1351: Audience members at the riveting performance of Ed Golden Acting Scholarship recipient Abuzar Farrukh ’19 in the UMass Theater production of Runaways.

20: UMass alumni from a variety of fields shared their experiences and career advice with 100 students at the Student and Alumni Networking Night.

35: Poets and artists featured in the latest issue of jubilat, the widely celebrated journal of UMass Amherst’s MFA program for poets and writers.

9: Number of Isenberg sport management students who sharpened their strategic problem-solving skills through participation in national business competitions.

UMassGives 2017


Moment UMassGives a.m. started trending on Twitter in Boston.


Number of gifts to UMassGives last year totaling $338,622. Giving together accomplishes so much.


Insane increase in dollars raised since the first UMassGives in 2013.


Start time for “Selfies noon with Swamy” at the Founders Day campus cookout coinciding with day one of UMassGives.


Raised for student organizations: extraordinary support for extracurriculars.


Gifts made in the power hour between 3 and 4 p.m.—more than 13 pledges per minute.


Percentage of donors giving for the first time.


Average donation during UMassGives 2017.

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