More than $1.8 million will go toward the fight against childhood cancer after the University of Delaware’s UDance Marathon wrapped up fundraising during it’s annual event Sunday.
That brings the philanthropy’s lifetime fundraising total to $16,503,120 since its inaugural event in 2007.
“We’re thrilled with our fundraising total,” said Carlie Gallagher, a senior at UD and 2022 UDance executive director. “With the pandemic still going on, there’s a lot of financial crisis still happening in the world so we’re really proud to be back on that upward fundraising trend despite those challenges.”
The event – the fifth largest of its kind in the country – is the University of Delaware’s biggest student-run philanthropy.
This year, more than 3,000 students, faculty, families and friends crowded into the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark to raise money and awareness for The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, the nation’s largest provider of financial assistance to families affected by childhood cancer.
Fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, residence halls and registered student organizations all competed to see who could raise the most money for the nonprofit.
Top fundraisers included:
- Residence Hall: Harrington
- Athletics Team: Cheer
- Special Interest Greek Organization: Alpha Kappa Psi
- Sorority: Alpha Epsilon Phi
- Fraternity: Sigma Phi Epsilon
- Registered Student Organization: Delta Sigma Pi
- Top individual fundraiser: Maximilian Ferry
- Top Alumni fundraiser: Meg Haegley