A record number of Tulanians came together to break fundraising records on March 21, raising nearly $1.4 million on Tulane University’s sixth annual giving day.

Gifts on Give Green day support Tulane’s annual fund, which provides flexible and immediate resources to support students, faculty, capital projects, research, athletics and everything that makes a Tulane education unique.

During the 24-hour Give Green: A Day for the Audacious event, Tulane alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends made 4,640 gifts and raised $1,396,623. That was up 14 percent in gifts and 13 percent in dollars over 2022, and represented the highest amount ever raised during Give Green.

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“The generosity of Tulanians on Give Green continues to make a huge difference at Tulane in so many ways,” said Jenny Nathan Simoneaux, executive director of Annual and Leadership Giving at Tulane. “Give Green supporters make an impact that is felt on campus all year long — that’s what the day is really about.”

The number of gifts this year is double the amount made in the inaugural Give Green event in 2018. Contributions came from all 50 states and 17 countries.

Tulane President Michael A. Fitts spoke with student leaders about why they choose to give back to Tulane.

“Philanthropy plays an essential role in making the university the exceptional institution it is today,” said Fitts. “The students I spoke with on Give Green have really taken to heart that it is through the generosity of our committed donors that future generations of students can continue to enjoy the same life-changing opportunities that they enjoy.”