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5.06 Weekend

5.06 Weekend

A record number of Royals donated $326,000 to The University of Scranton over 5.06 (May 6) Weekend, the fourth annual celebration of the University’s day of giving.

A total of 2,890 Royals made a gift over the weekend, surpassing the University’s goal of 2,018 donors by a wide margin and unlocking a $42,000 challenge gift from The Alumni Society Advisory Board. The celebration featured several other challenge gifts, including a $2,002 gift from the Medical Alumni Council Executive Committee and a $1,500 gift from Toby Lovecchio ‘85, then-associate director of Athletics, and Cathy Lovecchio, Ph.D., chair of the Nursing Department.



The Slattery Match

The 5.06 celebration also featured a $50,000 scholarship match gift from University Trustee Jim Slattery ‘86 and his wife, Betsy. The couple originally pledged a $25,000 match but doubled that amount when they learned their goal had been met well before the end of the weekend.




5.06K and Virtual 5.06K

Three hundred Royals participated in the inaugural 5.06K, a walk/run at the Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus on Saturday morning.

One hundred and fifty Royals around the world also participated in the inaugural Virtual 5.06K, running or walking a 5K in their respective locations in support of Scranton.

musto-graduation.jpgThe Brian Musto ’12 Memorial Fund
     When Brian Musto ’12 lost his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January, his family set up The Brian Musto ’12 Memorial Fund to help undergraduate and graduate Scranton students battling illness. In order to endow the fund, scores of his family and friends set out to raise $50,000 over the weekend by making donations and participating in the 5.06K. At the eleventh hour, an anonymous donor made a $10,000 gift to reach the $50,000 goal and ensure that Brian’s memory will live on forever at his alma mater.

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