CONTACT:  Nicole Smith, PR Manager
Concord University Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2023


ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University is calling on all alumni and friends to join in the 2023 Day of Giving to meet our goal of bringing together 500 donors. This special fundraising campaign will begin Thursday, September 21 and conclude Friday, September 22 at 12:00 PM.

Contributions made during Day of Giving will benefit the Concord University Annual Fund which supports scholarships, campus improvements and other University related projects. The CU Annual Fund is one of the most important funds for Concord.

“Each September for the past four years we have seen the generosity from alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Concord expressed through their support of Giving Day. It’s the time of year where we come together in support of Concord and our students that leaves us all inspired to continue to support the mission and vision of the university”, states Blake Farmer, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations.
“This year, as we focus on bringing together 500 donors for Giving Day, whether it is $10 or $1,000+, each donor and each gift will make an impact. Concord has a significant presence in our communities as we look forward to continuing that legacy with the help of our supporters.”
Financial pledges and matching gifts are currently being accepted for the 2023 Day of Giving and can be made by contacting the CU Foundation at or by calling 304-384-6056.
Day of Giving donations on September 21 and 22 can be made online by visiting or by mail at CU Foundation, PO Box 1405, Athens, WV 24712.
When we come together to support our students and the Mountain Lions to come, the impact is great!

For additional information about Concord University’s Day of Giving please contact Blake Farmer at or 304-384-6056.

A graphic combining a an image of a sunny morning image of the Concord University Campus with the 2023 Giving Day Logo. The Date "September 21" appears in the bottom right corner of the graphic.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus. Concord University may take pictures at these events for publicity purposes.

Concord University Giving Day 2023 will be held on September 21, 2023