Loras College Sets New Goals for Duhawk Day 2020

The College celebration raises the donor goal to 1,839

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College is set to host its eighth annual day of giving, dubbed Duhawk Day, on March 11. While the event has occurred annually since 2013, this year’s event looks to engage a larger number of participants for the day, which helps bring together the entire Loras community.

For Duhawk Day 2020, the goal has been expanded to 1,839 donors, a number inspired by the College’s founding in 1839.

“Increasing the goal to 1,839 donors has always been the path for Duhawk Day,” Brien Nugent (’17), director of annual giving, said. “The support the past seven years has been phenomenal, and we are excited to watch how Duhawks come together once again to help us make this year the best Duhawk Day yet.”

After continually setting new records the first seven years, the 2019 event saw the Loras community unite efforts with a total of 1,895 donors, 445 more than the goal of 1,450.

As in years’ past, Duhawk Day will bring with it a multitude of events, not only in Dubuque and eastern Iowa, but all over the country. Since 2013 Duhawk Day events have been held in 44 cities across the country, resulting in a total donor count of 10,307. Follow along on March 11 to see the many ways you can CELEBRATE, UNITE and SUPPORT Loras College on Duhawk Day at www.loras.edu/duhawkday.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).