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Did you know that 100% of EC students are offered merit scholarships and 92% receive some type of need-based assistance? Join for our two annual days of giving – Giving Tuesday and Elmira Everlasting – to help support continued scholarships and need-based aid to EC students.

Elmira Everlasting

Elmira Everlasting, the 24-hour giving challenge, raises money from students, alumni, and friends of the College to support our Soaring Eagles through student scholarships. 

Like in past years, the 2023 event held on April 26 received a strong outpouring of support. More than $73,000 was raised through 509 gifts.

To add a little fun competition, a Class Challenge put alumni and students against each other to see which class could bring in the most gifts. The Class of 2008 retained their title of Most Everlasting Class, while the Class of 2025 retained the title of Most Everlasting Current Class. In addition to bragging rights, these classes get to have a banner proudly hung in the Elmira College Campus Center.

Class of 2008

"Since Freshman year, our class has always stepped up huge for competitions. Any way we can show our love and support for EC, we were there loud and proud."

Class of 2008

Elmira College #GivingTuesday

An international day of giving, #GivingTuesday occurs each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Because of your generosity, we have raised more than $362,055 since 2013.

Recent #GivingTuesday Results


More than $47,000 raised through 145 gifts.


More than $34,000 raised through 173 gifts.


More than $25,000 raised through 163 gifts.


Large or small, cash or stock, your gifts support a place where students learn to meet the complexities and challenges of today’s world and how to lead in their own way. Here, they develop critical thinking skills and prepare for the professional world that awaits.

Each year around #GivingTuesday, students share their stories so you can hear first-hand how Elmira College is their place. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to learn more about how your support is improving our students' experience.

Jx Graham ‘26

“I want to give thanks to our amazing faculty and staff here at EC. They help to provide us extraordinary opportunities each day to better not only our educational experience, but who we are as people. I’m so grateful for my experiences so far at EC and cannot wait to see where it will continue to go.”

Jx Graham ‘26

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