Financial aid has long been one of the biggest and most critical priorities for the Brown Annual Fund. The dollars we raise on our giving days help meet the needs of countless students who otherwise would not be able to afford to come to Brown.
This year, that need is even more pronounced. The coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic economic effect on many of our students and their families.
"So many families are experiencing financial hardships that they couldn't have anticipated even a year ago," says Dean of Admissions Logan Powell. "They're finding themselves in situations where there's been a job change, job loss, or a reduction in pay."
Brown anticipates the need for financial aid to increase by up to 15% this year as more and more families seek assistance in paying for their children's education. Now more than ever, giving from the heart can make a difference in the lives of today's students and tomorrow's leaders, problem solvers, and game changers.
Join us on December 1, 2020 for Giving Tuesday and help support financial aid for our students.
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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.