Fluffy friends help raise funds for students

Social media and email inboxes were flooded with pictures of adorable, smiling dogs and heartfelt stories from their owners on Tuesday and Wednesday, as York College held a Day of Giving (YCDOG) campaign. The puppers were effective fundraisers: the campaign netted $72,966 for campus, impacting scholarships and programs.

“We are delighted with the response from alumni and friends who made gifts during our Day of Giving,” said Chrystal Houston, director of alumni and communication. “Some of the finest people (and dogs) in the world are part of the York College community. The important work of transforming lives through Christ-centered education could not happen here without their support.” Houston noted that alumni from the class of 1944 through the class of 2018 made gifts during the event, spanning 74 years of York College history. 

The messages from York College included pictures of YC faculty, staff, students, and alumni with their dogs, sharing stories from all corners of campus, from the alumni couple who shared their first kiss in Gurganus Hall to the ministry opportunities that take place on the basketball court. You can see their stories and pictures by searching Facebook or Twitter for #YCDOG.