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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, achitecture, 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

8:45

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

5,107

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

326%

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

12:00

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

$18,196

Raised for student organizations: extraordinary support for extracurriculars.

796

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

2%

Percentage of donors giving for the first time.

$65.41

Average donation during UMassGives 2017.

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