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SE to hold first-ever Giving Day on Wednesday, March 6

February 22, 2024

Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s office of advancement and the Southeastern Foundation have announced the University’s first-ever Giving DayA Day for Southeastern – will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

A Day for Southeastern is a concentrated, 24-hour fundraising event providing the Southeastern community the opportunity to lend financial support to scholarships, academic units, clubs, athletics teams, student enrichment programs, and other initiatives at the University.

“I am truly excited for the first-ever giving day at Southeastern,” said Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, Southeastern President. “Our university alumni and friends are truly generous throughout the year, but this intentional day will allow everyone to focus their gifts on special projects as well as challenge matches that will allow individual gifts to go further and reach higher in their university impact.”

The dedicated website at givingday.SE.edu will be the central hub for donations on A Day for Southeastern,with live tracking of donations and the day’s giving total, as well as information on matching gifts, tax implications, and more.

“Our first-ever Giving Day at Southeastern will be a landmark day for our University as I’m certain our alumni and friends will show their generosity and support in ways we haven’t seen before,” said SE director of alumni and advancement Mark Webb. “Everyone involved with Southeastern knows about the legacy life-changing opportunities our University provides to students. Donations on A Day for Southeastern will help us continue, expand, and create opportunities for both current and future Southeastern students.”

The selection of March 6 as Giving Day is significant to the University’s history, as it is the date in 1909 which the Second Oklahoma State Legislature approved an act designating Durant as the location for a “normal school” to serve the southeastern counties of Oklahoma. Now, 115 years later with a current enrollment of nearly 6,000 students, Southeastern Oklahoma State University is still serving the counties of southeastern Oklahoma, as well as students from dozens of states and countries around the world.

More information on matching funds, challenge funds, and more will be distributed on the Giving Day website and Southeastern’s social media channels as A Day for Southeastern approaches.