Thousands of Hawkeyes Give Back to Raise $1.5 million on One Day for Iowa

By Katie Linder
Check out some of the creative social media posts that allowed Hawkeyes to win and donate extra funding during the University of Iowa's 24-hour online giving day.

Hawkeyes from all 50 states, and across the globe, came together to give back and support students, faculty, research, health care, athletics, and more during One Day for Iowa, the University of Iowa's 24-hour online giving day.

The goal of One Day for Iowa is to bring more Hawkeyes together each year to raise funds for areas across campus. This year, on March 30, more than 3,000 donors came together to support their passion at Iowa, collectively raising more than $1.5 million.

Iowa alumni and friends were also encouraged to take advantage of donor-sponsored matching and unlocking opportunities, to climb the leaderboard, and to post to social media. In doing so, they helped release more than $300,000 in bonus money for their favorite areas on campus.

Univertisy of Iowa Golf Team 1957 The UI areas that received the most donations earned a spot on the leaderboard and shared a slice of $40,000 in extra funding.

More than 100 colleges, departments, and divisions worked to raise money for their areas by connecting with their graduates and supporters through email and social media posts.

Hawkeyes jammed their social feeds with Iowa-loving pet, campus throwbacks, and cute baby photos. The hashtag #1DayForIowa was used more than 1,300 times. Hundreds of Hawks posted photos and commented on posts all to show their loves and support for Iowa. In total, 34 people won extra money to donate to their area of choice by participating in the giving day on social media.

Thanks to the generosity of Iowa alumni and friends, each gift is making an important impact for Iowa and beyond. One Day for Iowa will be back in 2023; in the meantime, learn how you can get involved and give back to the university any time.

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