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Gator Day of Giving - September 21, 2022

Gator Day of Giving!

Our annual giving challenge is on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.



On Wednesday, September 21, the Sage community will join together for our seventh annual 24-hour giving challenge - SAGE GIVES. Last year's event was a day of celebration and support for Sage’s students and the college’s mission. Your gift once again can have a tremendous impact.

Last year, we raised funds to support our more than 300 student-athletes and Sage’s new fitness center. Recognizing that our student-athletes’ spaces to train were under-resourced and out-of-date, we are raising funds to ensure that this new facility within the Kahl Center is conducive to optimal fitness and a place where all our student-athletes can go to prepare for gameday.

Building upon our success from last year's event, our goal was to raise $20,000 on Sage Gives for the unfurnished fitness center. All proceeds raised by the Sage athletic teams that day will go directly to installing much needed equipment.


A Letter From Sandy

Dear Friends of Athletics,

Today, Wednesday, September 21, the Sage community is celebrating Founder's Day and our 7th annual 24-hour giving challenge - SAGE GIVES. COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on our nation and has drastically changed the ways we live. As you know, the impact of the pandemic forced circumstances such as abbreviated seasons, limited fan interaction and constrained practices. Now our Gators are ready to get back and need your help.

Russell Sage College recently added varsity baseball, esports and women’s golf teams to its athletics program. The addition of our new teams will fit in well with our growing athletic department but we need help to ensure athletic facilities are competitive for attracting and retaining top student-athletes. Donations to the athletics facilities upgrades will provide critical enhancements to our practice spaces, team rooms, and training/performance areas, such as our Varsity Weight Room. For 24 hours, we are asking for contributions from our biggest fans! Gifts, of any size, will allow us to invest in the growth of our programs and help more students.

If you would like to designate your gift to Athletics, you can do so here. To see a full listing of our special projects, please visit All gifts made today will be included in the SAGE GIVES challenge. For more information, or to track our progress throughout the day, visit

If you’re a family member, alumna/us, or friend of the program, please know your gift gives our student athletes the opportunity to develop an active academic lifestyle with self-confidence and leadership skills for success at Sage and beyond.

Thank you,

Sandy Augstein-Collins '87



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