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Finlandia Alumni Board raises $10,000 for student textbooks

June 23, 2022

On June 14, alumni, friends and family of Finlandia University joined together in support of Giving Day 2022 in an effort to raise money for student textbooks. Determined to find a way to give back to students, Finlandia’s Alumni Board (FAB) started Giving Day in 2019 and has since raised more than $60,000 in its efforts.

“FinnU celebrates learning, a character trait inherited from our Finnish roots where literacy rates are consistently 99%. Finlandia Alumni Board started Giving Day to help students achieve the dream of a higher education by alleviating some of the worry about funding for textbooks,” FAB president Monica Hill (’76) said.

This year’s goal was set at $10,000, and after waiting a few days to ensure all donations made their way to us, we’re excited to announce our total raised for Giving Day 2022.

$10,300 raised by 44 total gifts.

Giving Day is a day to celebrate all things Finlandia and show the world the opportunities it affords its alumni, family and friends. Thank you to all who donated, shared, and supported Giving Day 2022!

Textbook Award recipients receive a gift certificate to North Wind Books in the amount of $250 to help offset the rising cost of textbooks. Students interested in applying for the Finlandia Alumni Board Textbook Award may do so here until July 22. All full-time, degree-seeking students in good academic standing are eligible to apply. The application is also open to incoming freshmen. Students will be notified prior to the start of classes whether they are recipients.

To learn more about Giving Day, visit finlandia.edu/givingday.

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