Spread the Word


We’re so glad you want to help spread the word about our one-day PROUD TO BE VALPO campaign. Please post, tweet, link, and share messages encouraging people to show their pride in Valpo.   Here are a few ways you might be able to help:

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1. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Be a friend!

2. Share on Facebook


Please share your participation via Facebook. If you are not sure what to say, here are a few sample posts:


Sample Post: I gave up my morning Starbucks (or insert your own vice) to participate in the Proud to be Valpo Challenge, and my gift was matched with $25 from a generous alum! What are you going to give up to support Valpo today? Give today at valpo.edu/proudtobevalpo and share this status to show your pride in Valpo. #valpoday


Sample Post: Did you know that if an increased percentage of alumni give just $10 to Valpo every year, our U.S. News and World Report ranking will increase? I participated in the Proud to be Valpo Challenge today to increase the value of my degree. Give today at valpo.edu/proudtobevalpo and share this status to show your pride in Valpo. #valpoday

3. Twitter


Here are some tweets you can share to help get the word out:


Sample Tweet: Proud to be Valpo! Give any amount today and help Valpo get an extra $30,000 from an alum. Valpo.edu/proudtobevalpo #valpoday Click here to tweet >> 


Sample Tweet: Proud to be Valpo! I gave to Valpo today and had my gift matched! Give any amount today and have yours matched too! Valpo.edu/proudtobevalpo #valpoday Click here to tweet >>

4. If social media isn’t your strong suit:


a. Email a picture with your caption to Alumni@valpo.edu, and we will post it for you.


b. Send an email to your friends. Here is a sample message:


As you have probably heard, Valparaiso University is challenging alumni and friends to show their pride in Valpo by participating in Valpo’s first-ever day of giving, “Proud to be Valpo.” I made my gift this morning at valpo.edu/proudtobevalpo. It took just a minute, and I am writing to ask that you give a gift of any amount today to support Valpo. Your gift can be matched too — $50 will be added to the first 600 gifts for a total of $30,000 in matching gifts. So be sure to give early to make your gift count! And, if there’s anybody I forgot on this message, please forward it to them. Thanks!

Thank you for spreading the word!



The first 2​,​000 donors who make a gift in response to this year’s event will be matched with $25 from alumni Ed ’68 and Janice ’68 Wesemann. You can make an advance gift today!



Whether you are near or far from campus, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and show you are Proud to be Valpo.



Wear the brown and gold and proudly display your Valpo spirit. Share photos of yourself and friends using #valpoday.