Published on December 2, 2013 by William Nunnelley  

Samford University is participating in the second annual #GivingTuesday program Dec. 3 by encouraging alumni to take part in the national campaign to give back to nonprofit organizations after two days of Thanksgiving weekend holiday shopping.

The national program was created by New York's 92nd Street Y to encourage giving to nonprofit institutions including educational nonprofits such as Samford.  The university will email its alumni to remind them of the importance of giving back to Samford by making a gift.

"When Samford alumni, friends, students and employees give back, it ensures that we can continue to provide the Samford experience, making it even better for current and future generations of students," said Kimberly Cripps, Samford's director of annual giving.

#GivingTuesday began in 2012 with more than 2,500 recognized giving partners from 50 states taking part.  The efforts produced a 53 percent increase in giving over the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in 2011.

To make a gift to Samford, please respond to the #GivingTuesday email or contact



About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.