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Sun Devil Giving Day 2024: Students, faculty, staff champion generosity in creative ways

ASU swag on a table that says Sun Devil Giving Day

Sun Devil Giving Day swag on display at the Sun Devil Rewards table on the Tempe campus on March 21. Students who signed up for the Sun Devil Rewards loyalty program in the ASU Mobile App received three bonus secret words and a Pitchfork pin. Participants who earn pitchforks in the rewards app can redeem them for tickets to athletic and arts events, unique experiences, exclusive Sun Devil merchandise and more. Photo by Joel Farias Godinez

March 27, 2024

On Sun Devil Giving Day, March 21, Arizona State University’s campus communities found new and creative ways to champion generosity at the university.

Sun Devil Giving Day is ASU’s annual day of giving, during which students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters worldwide donate to the programs and causes they care about most. For more than 10 years, donors have supported everything from scholarships to travel grants, research programs, community partnerships, emergency crisis funds and more.

Here's a look at some of the activities from this year's Sun Devil Giving Day.

People sitting behind table outside at event
Photo by Eban Straker-Meads

The School of School of Molecular Sciences was one of many across the university that set up a table or booth to engage with students on Sun Devil Giving Day. Above: David Rozul, marketing and communications manager for the school, and Clinical Associate Professor Jennifer Green were on hand to promote scholarship funds.

Two people pose with foam finger and Sun Devil Giving Day sign
Photo by Joel Farias Godinez

W. P. Carey School of Business students Michael Park (above left), a finance major, and Rachel Thomas (above right), an undergraduate studying financial planning, worked at a table on Sun Devil Giving Day for the ASU Outreach Hub. They helped promote Sun Devil Rewards, an ASU loyalty program that is available via the ASU Mobile App.

Two people signing up for program with phone and on paper
Photos by Joel Farias Godinez

ASU student Keoni Morgan (above left) signs up for Sun Devil Rewards, while Ruthwik Reddy Sunketa (above right), an ASU student working on his master's degree in computer engineering, fills out information for a Sun Devil Giving Day activity at the Sun Devil Rewards table.

Sun Devil Rewards featured a Sun Devil Giving Day poll, in which participants could choose the fund they cared about most. ASU's financial partner, Desert Financial Credit Union, gave $1 for every vote cast. Students could vote for the ASU Family Student Crisis Fund, ASU Counseling Services, Pitchfork Pantry or Project Humanities.

Group of people posing behind table
Photo by Joel Farias Godinez

To raise funding for programs in the School of International Letters and Cultures, faculty and staff served up french fries and sauces from around the world on Sun Devil Giving Day. Each sauce corresponded to a different program in the school, and if a sauce was chosen, a gift was made to that program. Above, from left are: Oscar Salinas, community outreach specialist; Kumiko Hirano Gahan, assistant professor of Japanese and affiliated faculty with the Center for Asian Research; Melissa King, business operations specialist; Lauren Parra, communications specialist; Bradley Wilson, associate professor of Japanese and affiliated faculty with the Center for Asian Research; and Aya Nakanishi McDaniel, assistant professor.

Photo collage of people putting sauce on fries
Photos by Joel Farias Godinez

Above left: A Sun Devil Giving Day participant douses some french fries with sauce, while Santiago Duque-Baird (right), a undergraduate student studying psychology in Barrett, The Honors College, shows off a bottle of banana ketchup from the Phillippines at the french fry bar hosted by the School of International Letters and Cultures. 

Woman writing on paper at tabling event
Photo by Eban Straker-Meads

Above: Greta Stolte, a business communications major, takes part in a Sun Devil Giving Day activity in front of the W. P. Carey School of Business. 

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