Southwestern Adventist University will host its Day of Giving on Dec. 3 in conjunction with the National Day of Giving.
Information and giving options as well as stories on how donors have impacted the University’s students are available at swau.edu/dayofgiving.
For the past three years, the university has joined in on National Day of Giving to raise money for a variety of funds. Since the 2019-20 school year has been pronounced as the Year of Scholarships by SWAU President Ken Shaw, this year’s Day of Giving gifts will support student aid, and the advancement team is hoping to raise $20,000 for this worthy cause.
“We appreciate everyone who gives no matter the amount,” SWAU Advancement Director Jonathan Seitz said. “It is amazing when you see the power of many coming together for a worthy cause to give what they can. We are blessed as each donations add up and makes a difference.”
Every year, the university grants over $4 million dollars in scholarships through merit and need based awards. Examples of such scholarships include the university’s First in Family Scholarship, Daniel and Ruth McAdams Scholarship, Alma Saylor Sandefur Business Scholarship Fund and Sheree Parris Nudd Communication Scholarship.
Donations both large and small support these funds allowing for 87 percent of the university’s students to receive some amount of aid during their time at SWAU.
There are many stories of students at SWAU whose lives have been changed through scholarships. From a young lady raised in Cuba who worked two jobs to support her family, to a young man who pursued God’s calling for him to become a pastor, and to a mother of four who sacrificed everything to gain an education and support her family, each student has a story and the generosity of the university’s supporters are a vital part of these stories.
SWAU is blessed by the support it receives from its alumni, local community and friends from beyond Texas, and students are grateful for the generosity of the donors.
On the Day of Giving, the university will share a variety of student experiences and reactions across its @SouthwesternAU social media platforms and will showcase what a Christian education at SWAU has to offer.
For more information and to support the university during the Day of Giving:
Make a gift at swau.edu/dayofgiving or on Facebook.
Select SWAU on Cyber Monday as you shop on Amazon Smile. Call the Advancement Office at 817-202-6231 to talk with a team member.