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Record Breaking Giving Blueday Results to Benefit Student Exhibitions at Stamps

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Preliminary results show that over 50 donors contributed over $250,000 on Giving Blueday. The 2024 giving level is more than quadrupled in fundraising totals for the 2023 campaign. As a result of the generosity of so many individuals, the Stamps School finished in second place across the university among all schools and colleges. 

A focus of giving on March 13 was the Student Exhibition Fund, which was created to provide more student-directed opportunities for installing and exhibiting creative work in the Art and Architecture Building. These funds will continue supporting such initiatives by the newly formed Student Exhibition Committee, who launched their first curated show, L’assemblage, in the Street Gallery. 

Stamps Dean Carlos Francisco Jackson wrote about the importance of student exhibitions, noting, When our creative work leaves our individual spaces and engages a broader public, new relationships and forms of energy are generated. It is this energy that we are hoping to continue facilitating throughout our studios and common spaces in the Art & Architecture building.” 

Jill Verdier, Director of External Relations and Engagement, led the historic fundraising effort at the Stamps School. Verdier reflected on Giving Blueday: The impact of one day of giving will be felt at the Stamps School for years to come. Our community prioritized providing students with the resources to help them with a crucial part of their education: learning and practicing curating, installing, and exhibiting their creative work professionally. We are so grateful to our donors for their partnership in creating these life-changing opportunities.”

Other funds raised on Giving Blueday will also support student initiatives and scholarships. 

If you missed Giving Blueday and would like to participate, we encourage you to make a gift today.