UB Giving Day Toolkit

UB faculty and staff colleagues after the UB Pride Parade in 2022.

UB faculty and staff colleagues after the UB Pride Parade in 2022.

UB Giving Day, the University's largest 24-hour fundraising event, is an opportunity to support the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association's advocacy for student services.

2023 Giving Day Challenge

UB Giving Day is April 19, 2023 and this year the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association has the opportunity to unlock our largest donation to date!

During the 24-hour period of April 19, UB Giving Day, if the LGBTQ FSA reaches 60 donors of any amount, University Advancement staff will unlock a $3,000 challenge. This generous opportunity is completely organized and funded by staff colleagues in University Advancement who are showing up to support LGBTQ employees and the mission of the association.

The mission of our FSA is to contribute to and support a welcoming and inclusive university community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer faculty and staff through education, networking and advocacy. This mission in action includes consistently offering faculty and staff members opportunities to engage, funding a Pride Scholarship for students, and doubling down on our advocacy for a LGBTQ+ resource center to serve students.

The FSA is funded only by annual dues from our members and fundraising initiatives like UB Giving Day. A $3,000 donation would be the largest the LGBTQ FSA has ever received!

How Can You Help?

Suggested Posts

  • “I’m supporting the LGBTQ FSA on #UBGivingDay because I want to help shape the future for UB, the queer students who study here, and the LGBTQ+ people who work and teach here. Give to ubgivingday.buffalo.edu in a way that’s meaningful for you too!”
  • “LGBTQ+ people, especially trans and gender nonconforming folks, are integral and vibrant members of our UB community! On #UBGivingDay I’m dedicating my support to the LGBTQ FSA, faculty and staff committed to making UB a great place for every queer person. Join me at: ubgivingday.buffalo.edu.”
  • “When 60 donors make gifts of any amount to the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association on #UBGivingDay, University Advancement staff will contribute $3,000 to the same fund! Join me in helping the LGBTQ FSA reach this challenge at ubgivingday.buffalo.edu.”
  • “I love my professional home at UB and it’s been an especially difficult semester for my LGBTQ+ co-workers and students. On #UBGivingDay I am supporting the LGBTQ FSA, my faculty and staff colleagues who I am proud to work with every day. Will you join me at ubgivingday.buffalo.edu and contribute too?”
  • "LGBTQ+ students at UB need more. I'm giving $1 to the LGBTQ FSA today as a sign of support for their advocacy on behalf of queer students, faculty and staff. Visit ubgivingday.buffalo.edu and give $1 too!"
  • Or, don’t be afraid to be creative and personal!

Talking Points

  • Why give to the LGBTQ FSA? The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association is a group of UB employees organized together to make UB a welcoming and inclusive place for all LGBTQ+ people. A gift today will be used to help further the mission of the FSA, including benefitting the student recipients of the Pride Scholarship, supporting advocacy for the creation of a LGBTQ resource center on campus, and more.
  • Why give today? UB Giving Day is a 24-hour, community-driven fundraising challenge to support critical needs and deliver big opportunities that make the UB experience everything it is and everything it can be. If the LGBTQ FSA reaches 60 donors of any amount, University Advancement staff will unlock an additional $3,000 donation! The only funds that sustain the FSA are from membership dues and fundraising initiatives like UB Giving Day. Additionally, unlocking a $3,000 challenge would be the largest donation the LGBTQ FSA has ever received!
  • Does the amount matter? No. Donating as little as $1 will help the LGBTQ FSA engage a minumim of 60 donors to unlock a $3,000 challenge! Furthermore, every donor is a sign of support for more LGBTQ+ campus resources for students, faculty and staff.

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