YU Giving Day Looks For $3 Million Haul


As Yeshiva University President Rabbi Ari Berman marks one year at the helm of Modern Orthodoxy’s flagship institution, the school is trying to crowdsource $3 million from 3,000 donors in a single 24-hour period next week.

The Giving Day (April 25-26) campaign theme is “YU Hero” and will highlight what a press release described as the “heroic character” of Yeshiva University’s students and “how YU helps nurture and cultivate those qualities.” Donations made during the 24-hour period will help fund the University’s undergraduate, graduate, and high school communities, as well as scholarships, student life and various other programs.

Every contribution will be matched, thanks to the generosity of several benefactors, according to the release.

In addition, donors have already pledged gifts totaling more than $10 million in honor of Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman’s inaugural year.

“This fund reflects our commitment and support for Rabbi Dr. Berman as he leads Yeshiva University into the next chapter in its great history,” said Mark Wilf, member of YU’s Board of Trustees.

Giving Day begins at noon on Wednesday, April 25. The crowdsourcing site is givingday.yu.edu.