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 A Celebration of KU Spirit
Pamela Urlacher
Members of the KU Endowment team celebrate another successful One Day. One KU. with Baby Jay.
Jayhawks rally for One Day. One KU.

Thanks to all the generous donors who participated in One Day. One KU., the sixth annual 24-hour giving day was an uplifting success! On February 16, 2023, Jayhawks across the world showed their KU spirit by donating a total of $3,219,345 from 4,740 gifts. Jayhawks came together to support programs and initiatives across all five KU campuses: Lawrence, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and the medical branches in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina, along with The University of Kansas Health System.

An impressive 242 donors have perfect records, giving on One Day. One KU. each year since 2018. Also inspiring, 522 donors made their first-ever gift to the university on giving day. Gifts came from 49 states and nine foreign countries, including Canada, France, Great Britain, Kosovo, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The Lawrence community also showed their support with more than 50 local businesses posting signs to spread awareness.

STUDENT SNAPSHOTS: Students hang out with their favorite mascot and join in the day’s excitement at photo booths around campus.

Donors — including the chancellor and 22 vice chancellors, deans and directors — created 143 matches and challenges that contributed to the day’s success and resulted in more than $729,000 in gifts. The four areas that received the most gifts were Monarch Watch, Kansas Athletics, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and student scholarships. Interacting with students, faculty, alumni and friends online and at campus events was a highlight of the day.

Save the date for next year’s One Day. One KU. on February 15, 2024, as Jayhawks show the power of their gifts to lift the university once more.

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