University To Celebrate 5.06 Day Of Giving May 6

Celebrate Scranton’s eighth annual Day of Giving by supporting your favorite campus cause.
University To Celebrate 5.06 Day Of Giving May 6

The University of Scranton will celebrate 5.06, its eighth annual Day of Giving, on Friday, May 6, by attempting to reach its goal of 2,022 donors before 5.07 begins.

There are many ways to participate in the 5.06 fun, including wearing purple, posting fond Scranton memories and photos on social media using #TGI506, #GiveToScrantOn506 and #Royals4Others, and making a gift to the campus fund of your choice. Jim Slattery ’86, current chair of the Board of Trustees, will match the first $25,000 donated to The Opening Doors Scholarship, a new scholarship serving graduates of the Cristo Rey Network of High Schools, Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago, and other similar institutions who have demonstrated financial need by closing the gap of any unmet financial needs after all other sources of financial aid and scholarships have been determined.

“My experience at the University was nothing short of transformational,” Slattery said. “I think those of us that attended here should do what we can to enable Cristo Rey students who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to have the same experience that we did.”

Alumni, parents and friends of the University can also register for this year’s Virtual 5.06K, a virtual exercise challenge that invites participants to exercise in any way prior to 5.07. All Virtual 506K participants will automatically be counted as 5.06 donors, and they can designate their registration fees to the University cause of their choice.

All 5.06 donors will receive a University of Scranton pennant as a token of our appreciation. To make your 5.06 gift, visit this link or text Scranton50622 to 71777. To register for the Virtual 5.06K, visit this link. For more information on 5.06.22, visit

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