What an incredible day of goodwill and giving!
Warm thanks to all who showed their school spirit with a gift. 

Go, Bona’s!

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St. Bonaventure University's 8th annual day of giving! 

March 15, 2023
12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

#BonaGivingDay is St. Bonaventure's 24-hour giving challenge in support of The Bonaventure Fund. Every donation helps provide student scholarships, making a Bonaventure education accessible and affordable to all deserving students.  

 We received incredible challenges throughout the day:


  • Les, '75, and Eileen Quick have pledged a gift of $30,000 if St. Bonaventure receives 1,300 donations by midnight!
Accomplished at 11:41 p.m. Thank you, Bona Nation!
  • Carl Berman, ’82, will match donations of $100 or more -- up to $25,000! 

The Bona Nation pulled together to unlock this challenge gift in under an hour!
  • University Trustee Steve Barry, '88, will donate $10,000 if we receive 250 donations by 8 a.m. 
With 275 donations at 8 a.m., you've helped us reach this challenge!
  • The first $50,000 donated will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province.
Match complete as of 8:15 a.m.! 



This year we introduced something new: #BonaGivingDay Happy Hours!!! 

#BGD Happy Hours


Fellow Bonnies across the nation gathered for a Happy Hour to celebrate #BonaGivingDay and the power of giving back! 
Click here to view of list of Happy Hours and see if there was one in your chapter. 



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