Philanthropy Leaves Its Mark 

February 27 marked Kettering University’s second Tag Day celebration and scavenger hunt — the first for A-section students. Although it was a cold and windy day, students braved the elements to learn about the value of philanthropy at Kettering, sign thank-you cards for donors who support their education, and compete in a scavenger hunt for philanthropy’s impact across campus.

Eight student teams participated in the scavenger hunt where the goal was to find tagged items with QR codes. The teams scanned the QR codes to find facts about the donor or the donation. The team representing the Inter-Fraternity Council E-Board took home first place honors by answering the most questions correctly. 

Tag Day, as part of a national Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day, helped educate the Kettering community about the role of philanthropy in their daily campus experiences. From the statue of General Determination, to the SAE Design Center, to student scholarships, Kettering’s alumni and friends give generously to support the student experience.

Students stopped in the Great Court to sign thank you cards for donors and take a sticker to wear during the day indicating that philanthropy enhanced their Kettering experience.  Many students receive scholarship support and Tag Day participants were more than happy to thank their benefactors.

"I would not be here without the scholarship support that our donors provide. Because I have been given this opportunity I cannot wait to do the same for future Kettering students,” remarked one student. Many Kettering alumni and friends have recently stepped up to support the Keep Me Kettering Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for students enduring financial duress.

Every day, Kettering is a grateful campus, but on Tag Day we had fun celebrating philanthropy and the alumni and friends who help to make Kettering possible. 

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