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EIU Giving Day set for Wednesday, April 21


24-hour giving event to create additional opportunities for current, future Panthers

(Charleston, IL) –Eastern Illinois University will host its 2021 Giving Day Wednesday, April 21. The campaign encourages alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of EIU to consider supporting current and future Panthers through financial donations that can help offset current or future educational costs.

Giving Days have become popular events for non-profit organizations—including higher education institutions—to seek complementary support in achieving their principal missions.

For EIU, that mission includes offering superior, accessible education intended to help its students become responsible citizens and leaders. EIU has served the East Central Illinois region for more than 125 years since its founding in 1895. In that time, the Charleston, Illinois-based university has provided opportunities for generations of students to earn degrees, enhance their lives, achieve lucrative careers, and contribute to the communities in, across, and beyond Illinois in which they live, work, and play.

“Every gift, no matter the size, can go a long way to helping our students receive the best educational experience possible,” said Steve Rich, assistant vice president for University Advancement. “Such commitments from our own EIU Family go a long way in showing our students what being ‘All In’ for them really means.”

EIU’s 2021 Giving Day video is available at More information on EIU’s 2021 Giving Day is available at

For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.



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