5.06 Weekend Raises $326,000 For The University

Members of the Swimming and Diving teams gather together after the 5.06K Saturday.
May 9, 2018

A record number of Royals donated $326,000 to The University of Scranton over 5.06 Weekend. 

A total of 2,890 Royals made a gift over the weekend, surpassing the University's goal of 2,018 donors by a wide margin and unlocking a $42,000 challenge gift from The Alumni Society Advisory Board, who made the largest challenge gift in 5.06 history. The celebration featured several other challenge gifts, including a $2,002 gift from the Medical Alumni Council Executive Committee, a $1,500 gift from Associate Director of Athletics Toby Lovecchio '85 and Chair of the Nursing Department Cathy Lovecchio, Ph. D., and a $10,000 gift from an anonymous donor to the Brian Musto '12 Memorial Fund for students battling illness.

The celebration also featured a $50,000 scholarship match gift from University Trustee Jim '86 and Betsy Slattery. The couple originally pledged a $25,000 match but doubled that amount when they learned their goal had been met with plenty of time left in the weekend.

Three hundred Royals participated in the inaugural 5.06K, a walk/run at the Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus Saturday morning. One hundred fifty Royals around the world also participated in the inaugural Virtual 5.06K, running or walking a 5k in their respective locations in support of Scranton.

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