VU to host 4th Annual Blazers Give Day: A 24-hour giving event

One day that makes a difference every day - BlazersGIVE Day of Giving

March 28, 2024

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University is gearing up for its fourth annual Blazers Give Day, a 24-hour giving event on Thursday, April 4, celebrating the vibrant spirit of the Trailblazer community.

The yearly event unites VU alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends from all over the world with the confidence of collectively making a lasting impact that carries forward every day.

The "One Day That Makes A Difference Every Day at midnight (EDT) on April 4 and runs until 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

In 2023, more than 120 new donors joined Blazers Give Day, and there’s hope to exceed that goal in 2024.

Throughout the day, the Vincennes University Foundation will host Facebook Live events and engage in additional social media activities to rally support and raise awareness for the giving event. Supporters are invited to sign up to be a Blazers Give Ambassador, helping to promote the event by sharing content on social media and encouraging others to follow using the hashtag #BLAZERSGIVE.

The Blazers Give Fund, an unrestricted fund, allows the University to allocate resources where they are needed most. Last year, the Foundation supported an additional $190,000 in housing scholarships thanks to Blazers Give Day. With the continued support of VU alumni, friends, and partners, the Foundation aims to increase its scholarship awards, which have already reached $1.2 million this academic year. The Foundation also has funds for faculty development, academic programs, student services, athletics, and capital projects.

According to Executive Director of VU Foundation and Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Kristi Deetz, “Blazers Give Day is a time to celebrate the many ways the Trailblazer community comes together in a spirit of giving. Our alumni, friends, partners, and colleagues give their time, share their talents, and provide financial support so students can pursue their goals and dreams as well as experience academic excellence in their chosen majors. Together, we make Vincennes University stronger every day."

In addition to individual contributions, several local businesses will support Blazers Give Day with various initiatives. Texas Roadhouse will kick off the event with a Dine and Donate on the evening of April 3. On April 4, businesses including, Pea-Fections, GlennO’s Corner Cafe, Kelso’s 19th Hole, Cafe Moonlight, Frank’s, Impressed Coffee, Jenna's Bakehouse, St. Benedict’s Brew Works, Zip and Sip, and Byron Bobe’s Pizza House will participate in fundraising efforts. Old Chicago Pizza + Taproom will hold a dine-to-donate event and host an alumni gathering from 5-8:30 p.m. (EDT).

Blazers Give Day is the perfect opportunity to make a lasting impact. Join VU now and take active steps to contribute in various ways and help the University make a difference every day.

For more information about Blazers Give Day and how to get involved, please visit

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