Gorilla Giving Day

One Day. One Purpose. One Proud Gorilla Family.

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On March 1, 2021, alumni and friends will come together to support Pittsburg State University during our 24-hour giving campaign, Gorilla Giving Day. This unique fundraising event is the perfect opportunity to show your Gorilla pride by supporting the programs and priorities most meaningful to you. 

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Why March 1?

This year on March 1st one of Pitt State’s oldest standing traditions, Apple Day, will celebrate the commemoration of the first building appropriation secured by Principal Russell S. Russ and school supporters in 1907. Still today, students, faculty, staff and supporters come together to celebrate this incredible milestone in Pittsburg State University history. As we begin new traditions we hope you participate in Gorilla Giving Day, an event inspired by Apple Day, to continue our purpose of supporting Pittsburg State University.

How can I help?

We already know that one person can make a difference. Our history proves that. And now we're calling on you to make a difference too. Please consider supporting Pitt State on Monday, March 1st during Gorilla Giving Day - ONE DAY. ONE PURPOSE. ONE PROUD GORILLA FAMILY! Your support helps us advance our mission and strengthen our programs.


New Donor Challenge

Making your first-ever gift to Pittsburg State? Use the comment box on the Give Now form to tell us why you gave today. Be the lucky donor to unlock an additional $250 in challenge funds for the college, program, or cause you support.

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Crimson & Gold Nation

Let's take Gorilla Giving Day from sea to shining sea! Our challenge for current students, alumni and friends of the University is to receive gifts from all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. & Puerto Rico. Be the lucky donor to unlock an additional $250 for the college, program, or cause you support.

See if your state is represented

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Crimson & Gold Global

Show our students, faculty and friends the reach of our Global Gorilla Network! Be the lucky international donor to unlock an additional $250 for the college, program, or cause you support.

See if your country is represented

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Memories Monday – Social Media Challenge

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Share a throwback photo on social media from your time at Pitt State or from a Pitt State event. Tag @pittstatealumni on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and use #GorillaGivingDay to enter the prize drawing. One lucky Gorilla will win Pitt State gear!

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Future Gorilla Challenge

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Calling all future gorillas; we want to grow our Pitt State family! Do you have a current child, grandchild, or neighbor who is a high school student? Fill out the “request information” form to hear from our Admission team and start their journey to Pitt State. With a goal of 50 new student inquiries, each completed form will raise $10 from challenge funds up to $500 for incoming freshman scholarships.

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