WRITTEN BY: NATHAN WEAVER
The second annual Temple Toast is here and there is a lot of amazing stuff that they have implemented to bring involvement from not only students and alumni, but also staff, parents, and friends.
Temple Toast is a 24- hour online fundraiser in honor of the founder of Temple University, Russel Conwell’s, birthday and his original mission of “Accessibility, affordability, and academic excellence.”
This year they have incorporated different ways for the schools and organizations within the university to get involved in the fundraising by throwing “Pop-up Parties.” These parties are intended to get the students and staff excited and create an opportunity for mingling with fellow Owls, connecting over Temple experiences, enjoying the energy of the day and celebrating a successful event.
The schools and groups that are holding the pop-up parties are as follows: Athletics (Fox & Gittis Hospitality room at Liacouras Canter) 5:30, Fox School of Business (Alter Hall) 11 a.m.-3 p.m., School of Media and Communications (Annenberg Hall Atrium) 11 a.m.-2p.m., Student Center (Howard Gittis Student Center Main Atrium) 10 a.m.- 4p.m., The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (Medicine Education and Research Building) 12- 1:30 p.m., The college of Science and Technology (SERC Lobby and Beury Hall Lobby) 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., Kornberg School of Dentistry (4th Floor Lobby) 12-2 p.m., The School of Podiatric Medicine (Podiatry Campus) 10 a.m.-2p.m., Telefund (Howard Gittis Student Center- South 3rd Floor) 9 a.m.-9p.m., and the Tyler school of Art (Tyler School of Art lobby) 10 a.m.- 2p.m.
In order to see exactly where your money is going, the group has created a style of money tracking on the site that shows you in animated thermometers how much money each school has raised. In this case the higher the thermometer goes, the more money that area has raised. But the main goal of the day is not a number of money, but the number of donors to the school in general. 1,500 donors is the goal for this year, which would be an 18% increase from last year. This shows the greatness and generosity of the Temple University community.
To make your donation now head to: www.templetoast.temple.edu which will be updated in real time in order to give you the exact amount that has been donated whenever you visit the site during the day!