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5.06 Weekend

May 6, 2017, marked The University of Scranton’s third annual Day of Giving, and Royals around the world responded to the weekend-long celebration of the event by raising more than $260,000 from 2,279 gifts, SHATTERING ALL PREVIOUS 5.06 RECORDS.


Kickoff Happy Hours

On Thursday, May 4 (5.04), and Friday, May 5 (5.05), 130 alumni gathered in nine different regions (including London, England!) to kick off 5.06 Weekend with their fellow Royals.

Caption: Alumni enjoying a Regional Celebration at The Gaslight in Philadelphia.

ROAR 5.06K

The Ryan O’Malley ’99 Annual Run (ROAR) took place on the University’s Day of Giving this year, taking it from a 5K to a 5.06K. More than 200 runners/walkers braved the hills of Scranton to benefit the Ryan O’Malley ’99 Memorial Scholarship.

Challenges Accepted

Seven different families stepped up to offer generous donor challenges on 5.06 Weekend. Royals rose to meet every one of them, unlocking more than $80,000 in challenge gifts. A very Royal THANK YOU to our challengers: Craig Steel ’99 and family, Elaine ’92 and Eric ’92 Brophy, Jason Mascitti ’80 and family, Greg and Chris Burke P’20, Angela ’07 and Greg ’05 Marx (pictured), Richard Bevilacqua, D.M.D. ’83 and family and the Anonymous Employee Challenger (you know who you are).



5 Fun Facts about 5.06 Weekend

 1. First-year student Eric Bartlett ’20 took first place at the ROAR 5.06k with a blazing-fast time of 17:16.

2. At least one Scranton grad from every class between 1960 and 2016 gave on 5.06 Weekend.

3. The Class of 1990 had the most donors from one class for the second year in a row.

4. $100 was the most popular gift amount.

5. The University received 71 gifts in one hour on Sunday, May 7 (5.07).

Check out some of the videos from and about the day here.
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