Brown's Giving Tuesday 2020 | December 1

With more than $4 million raised by 4,000+ supporters, the Brown community helped make Giving Tuesday 2020 one of our biggest giving days ever.

Giving Tuesday 2020 logo beside Carrie Towr

When it came to giving from the heart, the Brown community had it in spades during this year's Giving Tuesday. More than 4,000 alumni, parents, families, and friends came out in support of today's Brown students. Together they raised more than $4 million—making it one of our biggest giving days on record—with a majority of gifts directed toward financial aid.

Financial aid has long been one of the biggest and most critical priorities for the Brown Annual Fund. The dollars raised on giving days—like Giving Tuesday—have helped meet the needs of countless students who otherwise would not be able to afford to come to Brown. 

This year, that need has been even more pronounced as the coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic economic effect on many Brown students and their families. Brown anticipates the need for financial aid to increase by up to 15% this year as more and more families seek assistance in funding their children's education.

“This year, the Brown community has proven its strength like never before. Together, we’ve demonstrated what it means to put our shared values into action,” says Pamela Reeves ’87, P’22, Brown Annual Fund co-chair. “The outpouring of support we saw on Giving Tuesday is emblematic of what our Annual Fund supporters have been doing all year long: answering the call and helping our students when they need it most.”

Receiving enough financial aid was one of the most crucial factors in my decision to come here. I've been able to do everything I have at Brown—like create my own concentration, study abroad, and play varsity sports—because of it.

Florín Najera-Uresti '21 financial aid recipient
Florín Najera-Uresti '21

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a day defined by generosity and celebrated globally. At Brown, it’s one of our biggest giving days of the year—and an opportunity for Brunonians to give back to something near and dear to their hearts. This 24-hour fundraising drive supports the Brown Annual Fund, which provides the University with vital funds that support the heart of the Brown experience. Gifts made on Giving Tuesday support our students where help is needed most, including the financial aid that makes the Brown experience possible for our most deserving students. more information and real-time results, visit our Giving Tuesday website.

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