Phantom’s Guide to Founder’s Day of Giving

March 8, 2021

Greetings from Main,  

This is your favorite mascot, Phantom, writing to you from our famous campus in Raleigh, NC, William Peace University. I don’t know about you, but I am so excited about this Thursday. What is Thursday? It is our second annual, Founder’s Day of Giving! 

What is Founder’s Day of Giving? It’s an annual event that honors our past, present, and future. On this day, we recognize our University’s Founder, William Peace, and his generosity in giving $10,000 and land to start the University. Our goal is to inspire our entire campus community to continue that tradition of generosity by making a gift to Peace. In 24 hours, the University has a plan to raise $50,000 with 250 donors. Last year, Peace had a record-breaking Giving Day, totaling over $42,000 in funds raised, superseding the goal of $18,570. The University is ready for Founder’s Day of Giving, are you? 

There are four ways that you can help us reach our goal for Founder’s Day of Giving! 

  1. Give: Make a gift! We want 250 donors to help us reach $50,000. I already gave President Ralph my gift!We also have a lot of exciting challenges throughout the day.If 75 students donate $5.00 or more, President Ralph will wear a wig one full day on campus, including all his meetings and visits to the dining hall and classes. Student donors will get to vote on which wig President Ralph will wear.

    If 30 Theatre alumni, students, or supporters make a gift on Founder’s Day of Giving, Professors Newhouse, Hodge, and Pridgen will sit for a whip cream pie to the face during LDOC (Last day of Classes) Festival. Three lucky donors will be randomly selected to throw the pies!

    The athletic team with the most gifts and the team that raises the most money will each receive an extra $1,000 courtesy of the Safran Family. Help your team win the additional funds!

  2. Wear: Show off and wear your favorite Peace gear! Tag us @peacealumniofficial or @peacealumni and use the hashtag #WPUFoundersDayofGiving
  3. Share: Share why you give on social media! We even have some social media templates that you can share here
  4. Show: Show up and sign up for our virtual events! We have a lot of fun events planned for the day that you can stream from the luxury of your home! Make sure to register to get all the virtual event links.

I can’t wait for Thursday to celebrate where we began and to see how far we have come! Thank you in advance for your help in making Founder’s Day of Giving a success. See you Thursday! 

With Peace,