Scranton 506

Today we are going to make an incredible impact for Scranton students in 24 hours.

*Due to the high volume on this day, it may take a few attempts to process your gift. We appreciate your patience* 


906 Donors & Still Counting!

We hit our initial goal of 506 donors at 2:02 p.m. Let's keep it going, Scranton! Check back here hourly to stay updated on our donor count!


Alumni couple Mike '99 and and Susanna Puntel Short '01 have challenged the Scranton community in supporting students today. Mike and Susanna believed that there would be far more than 506 donors eager to contribute to this collaborative giving campaign, and they were right. If we reach 819 donors in honor of the day they were married on campus (8/19), Mike and Susanna will contribute $10,000 to scholarship support for current students! Accept their challenge and make your gift now.


We'll be thanking some of our donors throughout the day with special gifts. When you make a gift, post about it on social media using #GiveToScrantON506 to join the conversation and help spread the word! 

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  • Scranton 506 FAQsplus or minus

    What is 5.06.15?

    Scranton 506 is a one-day fundraising event on Wednesday, May, 6, 2015 that celebrates Scranton's remarkable history and supports its future. 

    What areas do my gift support?

    100% of your gift will go to the area(s) of The University you choose. Popular choices are The Royal Fund (area of greatest need) and The Royal Scholarship Fund for Current Year Scholarships.

    Can I make a gift through the mail?

    Of course. You can always make your gift through the mail. Remember to make a note with your gift letting us know it's for Scranton 506.

    Gifts can be mailed to:
    The University of Scranton
    PO Box 1385
    Scranton, PA   18501-9903

    Will my gift be tax deductible?

    Yes, your entire gift is tax deductible. When you make your gift online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation and a tax receipt in the mail. When you make your gift over the phone or through the mail, we will send you your tax receipt.

  • Will you be a lucky donor?plus or minus

    Special Thank You Gifts

    Throughout the day, we will be thanking some of our donors with special gifts. For example, our 8th donor will be recognized with a Scranton 506 t-shirt because 8 is the number of stories in the new Center for Rehabilitation Education, and our 66th donor will receive a special gift because 66 is the number of bachelor's degrees at The University of Scranton. There will be many more special gifts given out, so make sure to stay tuned throughout the day to find out if you are a lucky donor!

  • How can I help spread the word?plus or minus


    When you make your gift, post about it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to encourage your friends to give too! Use #GiveToScrantON506 to join the conversation and help spread the word. Also, please share our link with your online community:

    Change your Facebook Pictures for the day

    Click on the links below, then right click and save them in order to upload them.

    Put on your Purple Pride!

    You might be surprised to learn who else is affiliated with Scranton in your everyday circles. Post pictures of your Scranton-themed outfit on social media using #GiveToScrantON506
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    Join the fun at Campus Headquarters!

    Make sure to come to The DeNaples Center Patio between and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for Ritas, snacks, prizes, music from Basement Unknown, Iggy, and much more!