Trevecca Giving Day 2021 announced, will focus on seven key initiatives

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Members of the Trevecca Nazarene University community will have a chance to “Give to the Hill” on March 25, the University’s first giving day. A 24-hour campaign, Trevecca Giving Day will provide a tangible way for donors to invest in the work of the University and the lives of its students. 

“Trevecca Giving Day gives voice to our community and its expression of the University’s mission of leadership and service,” said Peg Cooning, vice president for external relations. “Collectively, Trevecca alumni, students, employees and friends use this day to say, ‘Yes, count me in to make a difference.’”   

While all gifts given on March 25 will count toward the Trevecca Giving Day goal of involving 500 donors to raise $250,000, the campaign will emphasize seven key giving initiatives. These giving areas touch all aspects of University life and work, including: 

  • Student scholarships (any current or endowed scholarship fund);
  • Athletics (overall athletic programs or directed toward a specific sport); 
  • Health sciences (supporting the expansion of STEM programs, the Health Sciences addition to Greathouse Science Building and the recently announced School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics); 
  • Student research opportunities; 
  • Jernigan Student Center renovations to modernize and expand facilities for students; 
  • Faculty teaching resources; and
  • Community engagement (including mission trips, service projects, the Trevecca Urban Farm and other outreach activities). 

The one-day event is a way to demonstrate a commitment to the University and the core values that set Trevecca apart, Cooning says. More than that, it’s a way to unite with other members of the Trevecca community—alumni, students, employees, and friends of the University—behind a common goal and purpose: investing in the lives of current and future students.

Trevecca Giving Day will also be the concluding event for the University’s five-year comprehensive campaign, Making Great Stories Possible. The goal of the five-year comprehensive giving campaign focused on raising $75 million in estate commitments, current University needs including student scholarships.

Cooning anticipates that challenge and matching funds will add to the excitement of the day. Alumni and friends of the University will also be invited to become advocates for Trevecca Giving Day, using resources provided by a toolkit available at to share their excitement with friends, family and others, as well as on social media. 

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About Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

This commitment extends from Trevecca’s historic main campus just one mile from thriving downtown Nashville to two other locations across Tennessee, and online classes offered worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 73 undergraduate majors, 19 master’s programs and three doctoral programs as well as specialist and certificate programs.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Trevecca as a national university in the annual “2021 Best Colleges,” making the University the only Nazarene institution to receive the national ranking. The Carnegie Foundation has classified Trevecca as a doctoral university, ranking it among the top seven percent of schools nationwide. The University is listed among the top 10 colleges and universities in Tennessee in personal finance website WalletHub's 2021 College and University Ranking. 

The campus is certified as both an arboretum and the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA, one of just nine universities and colleges in the state to receive the recognition. A member of NCAA Division II, Trevecca boasts 15 men’s and women’s teams who compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference as well as 12 intramural teams.

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