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



Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.