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5.06 Weekend Returns

May 1, 2018
By: Laura Freedman '19

5.06, The University of Scranton’s fourth annual Day of Giving, is fast approaching. By midnight on May 6, the University hopes to reach its goal of 2,018 donors.

5.06 Weekend kicks off this year on May 4. At the University’s Campus Headquarters, students, faculty and staff will be able to make their 5.06 gifts in person on the first floor of the DeNaples Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the weekend, 5.06 donations can also be made online or through a text to give campaign.

Regional Happy Hours will also take place in Scranton; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Morristown, N.J.; and New York City on May 4 as 5.06 Weekend kick off events for alumni.

On May 5, a Royals 5.06K Family Run/ Walk is set to take place at the University’s new Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus. Alumni, parents and friends are encouraged to join the University community in this run/ walk. Runners and walkers can register for the run/ walk online or at the event. Runners and walkers can sign-in or register for the run/ walk from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $20 (or $10 for current students). By registering for the run/ walk, participants can make a tax-deductible donation to the University designation of their choice. The run/ walk will start at 9 a.m. Participation in this event will count a runner or walker as one 5.06 Weekend donor.

Royals who want to participate in the 5.06K but cannot come out to the Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus on May 5 do not need to worry as they can sign up online to participate in the University’s Virtual 5.06K Run/ Walk. By participating in the Virtual 5.06K, runners and walkers will be able to complete the run/ walk wherever they are over the course of the weekend. Virtual 5.06K runners and walkers can also make a tax-deductible donation to the University designation of their choice. Participants of the Virtual 5.06K are encouraged to wear purple during their run/ walk.

May 6 is the official Day of Giving at the University. Donations will continue to be counted toward the Day of Giving’s donor count until midnight.

Royals are encouraged to help make 5.06 Weekend a success by following The Alumni Society of The University of Scranton on social media and sharing its 5.06 posts. Or, Royals can create 5.06 posts on their own and upload their original posts to their own social media accounts. They are also encouraged to include #GiveToScrantON506 in their posts.

Last year, the University was able to surpass its goal of 1,999 donors, unlocking a $30,000 scholarship gift from Craig Steel ’99 and his family while raising nearly $260,000.

For more information on 5.06 Weekend, including ways to make your gift, visit www.scranton.edu/506

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