On Monday in Smith Union, the College’s Rotaract Club held its first event, Purple Pinkie Day, to raise money for polio prevention. The Rotaract Club is an international organization with more than 46,000 chapters worldwide. These chapters work with organizations in their local communities to conduct community service projects.
Last Thursday, 1,369 donors made gifts for BowdoinOne Day, the College’s annual giving campaign, exceeding the College’s target of 1,200 donors for the day. Rather than a multi-week campaign concluding in April, as it has been in past years, this year’s BowdoinOne Day was a single day of giving.
The Bowdoin alumni fund is doing better than ever despite nation-wide economic hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fund has recorded 5,332 individual donors so far this fiscal year, a 38.5 percent increase from last year when 3,851 donors had contributed by this same date.