NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Lumberjacks and friends of Stephen F. Austin State University are encouraged to participate in the university’s third-annual Giving Day, which is also happening in conjunction with SFA’s centennial celebration. 

SFA welcomed its inaugural class of students Sept. 18, 1923. To celebrate the university’s 100th anniversary, this year’s campaign goal is $192,300. 

“Since 1923, generations of alumni and friends have supported SFA to ensure the Lumberjack experience is available to today’s students,” said Trey Turner, associate vice president for university advancement. “Coinciding with the university’s centennial, Giving Day provides a perfect opportunity to celebrate SFA while simultaneously investing in its future.”

Some areas that donors may consider helping include colleges or departments from which they graduated, student organizations they participated in, athletics, scholarships and more.

“The centennial Giving Day is a one-day event that will bring together alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty and staff, both online and in person, to support SFA and celebrate 100 years of Lumberjacks,” said Mallory Marshall, coordinator for annual giving.  

The Giving Day webpage is live, and everyone interested can follow Giving Day announcements and updates on SFASU Foundation’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. There will also be opportunities to give in person at the centennial celebration events taking place throughout the day. Campaign progress will be actively updated on the @SFASUFoundation social media pages.

Donations can be made online during the day through Giving Day platforms, and links will be provided through emails and shared on social media. All donations are tax deductible. 

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