Donor Matching Day raises $26k for student-athletes

Volleyball libero Chessie Santeramo engages prospective donors on Donor Matching Day on Thursday.
Volleyball libero Chessie Santeramo engages prospective donors on Donor Matching Day on Thursday.
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Thanks to your contribitions, the NYIT Athletic Department's second-annual Donor Matching Day was a huge success on Thursday.

With donations from supporters, alumni, family and friends, the Bears Athletic Fund raised a total of $26,096.78. That's more than double the total from the inaugural event held last year.

The Bears Athletic Fund raises funds to support scholarships, student-athlete life-skills development, a portion of the operational budget for each team, as well as all athletic facility projects. The athletic staff is committed to engaging supporters and fans who embrace NYIT Athletics and want to be part of the success of our student-athletes — seeing them compete in the sport they love, earn a degree from the NYIT, and be successful in their lifelong endeavors.

Donor Matching Day is not the only day of the year that you can donate. You can make a contribution to the Bears Athletic Fund by calling development officer Rachel Reeves at 516-686-1215 or by visiting www.nyitbears.com/donatenow.