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#GivingTuesday Efforts Raise Vital ARCS Funds

Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018

Event starts a month of important gifts, and beginning of a year-round spirit of generosity

ST. PAUL, Minn., December 8, 2017 – Since 1958, ARCS® Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc.) has provided Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) funding for more than 10,000 men and women at top-ranked universities throughout the nation. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, ARCS Foundation participated in the Giving Tuesday 2017 global day of giving, and is pleased to announce that it raised over $50,000 in donations.

“It’s one day out of the year, but the generous donations raised on Giving Tuesday will do much to continue ARCS Foundation’s mission to help educate the next generation of scholars in the U.S.,” said Andi Purple, ARCS Foundation National president. “We are happy to see so many fine people show their commitment to funding ARCS Foundation National operations and endowment by utilizing our board match program to double their gifts.”

Supporting promising young U.S. scientists in the early stage of their research careers, ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards are recognized for their impact in ensuring the strength of the STEM pipeline, which is fundamental to an innovative and growing U.S. economy. Because much government funding focuses on science in its developed stage, ARCS Foundation fulfills an essential role in ensuring that young scientists may confidently pursue the basic research that is fundamental to scientific discovery.

Giving Tuesday is the beginning of ARCS Foundation’s month of year-end giving campaign, and the start of a new spirit of giving and growing our mission. Those who did not participate in Giving Tuesday are reminded that there is still time to join Giving Tuesday supporters with a generous gift prior to Dec. 31.

For more information on #GivingTuesday and how individual support furthers the vital work of ARCS Foundation, please visit the official ARCS Foundation website.