Second Give-N-Day Raises the Bar

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University academic departments, student organizations and athletic teams raised more than $100,000 during the second annual Give-N-Day.

A total of $100,454.37 – a nearly $25,000 increase over last year –  was raised on Tuesday from 1,310 gifts made by 856 donors to 95 groups. Donations were made from 26 states, ranging from Washington state to the Dakotas to the Carolinas and home.

“This year was a huge success for us. More organizations received donations this year, we had more donors and we increased funds donated across campus,” Nicholls Foundation Executive Director Jeremy Becker said. “The committee and I want to thank the organizations, the students, faculty and staff who contributed in making this year a success. We are already beginning to make plans for next year.”

Top donors included Henry and Kim Lafont, who made a significant contribution to The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, and Hal and Kristen Callais, who donated to multiple organizations.

The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute led all organizations with $17,490 raised. Other top campus fundraisers include the Nicholls Alumni Federation with $7,095, the Colonel Athletic Association – Football with $5,295, the China Study Abroad Program with $5,045 and the Colonel Athletic Association – Track and Field with $4,250.

Colonels Retention of Winners Network (CROWN) and Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority tied for the most donations with 58 a piece. Little Colonels Academy received 43 donations, Nicholls Alumni Federation received 41 and the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute received 38.


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