An annual event celebrating Anderson University’s rich history – and bright future – saw hundreds of donors across the United States supporting AU’s continued growth as the fastest-growing private university in South Carolina.
A total of 356 donors from 16 different states raised more than $125,000 as part of the university’s annual Anderson University Day (A-Day.) The funds are supporting 13 projects, including a computer lab for the College of Education; renovated locker rooms for the men’s and women’s basketball teams; study abroad and mission trips for the College of Christian Studies; and new technology and exhibition materials for the School of Interior Design, among other initiatives.
“Our incredible growth, academic excellence and reputation for innovation would not be possible without the unwavering support of our alumni, community, faculty, staff and students,” said AU President Dr. Evans P. Whitaker. “I know I speak for all of us here at AU as I extend my gratitude to everyone who participated in A-Day.”
A-Day took place on April 12, featuring events on campus including food and refreshments; musical performances from South Carolina School of the Arts students; T-shirt and gift giveaways; and other activities. AU officials invited members of the community to “Paint the Town Gold and Black” and share their experiences on social media using the hashtags #ADayToGive and #TrueToAU.
In addition to the events on A-Day, Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts and city council members issued a proclamation formally recognizing April 12, 2018 as A-Day.