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UK's 'One Day For UK' Assists Students in Achieving Their Goals

One Day for UK: Ryan Page

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2020) — Wednesday, Sept. 16, is "One Day for UK." One day ... one gift … one enormous impact at the University of Kentucky!

During the first "One Day for UK," supporters gave more than $1 million to more than 50 areas across the university. After postponing from April to September, the goal of the second year is to support the many ways the university is building a more vibrant future.

Ryan Page, one of UK’s  2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholars, is among the many students donors have helped at UK.

“Donations made through 'One Day for UK' help students achieve their dreams and help the university assist their students in doing so," Page said. "Thank you to those who donated or have donated in the past. UK students appreciate your support in helping us continue to succeed!”

Page, a Nashville native, came to UK and has left no stone unturned — looking to make the most of every opportunity to fulfill his goals and create the most successful future possible. Since his time at UK, Page has been part of multiple entities ranging from UK Athletics to the Black Student Union.

"I hope that what I am doing today can inspire someone tomorrow to stand up and be a leader in their community, and to never give up on their dreams," Page said. "I not only want to showcase myself, but showcase the university as an outstanding and top-tier school.”

Page, a senior, is majoring in business and organizational communication in the College of Communication and Information.

Most colleges, units and causes have selected a specific fund or funds to highlight during "One Day for UK." A complete list can be found online.

On Sept. 16, visit the "One Day for UK" website to make a gift, track the progress and learn how the campaign benefits UK. Leading up to the 24-hour campaign, donors can make a gift by sending a check in the mail or by visiting Network for Good. Simply check a box to have your gift applied to the giving day total.

"One Day for UK" is a 24-hour day of giving where alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and fans can support their favorite college, cause or area. It is a day to celebrate the University of Kentucky’s achievements and to ensure the university’s future success. All gifts support our comprehensive campaign, Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign, which increases opportunities for student success, funds innovative research, improves health care, strengthens the alumni network and enhances athletic programs.

We only have one day! Visit https://www.onedayforuk.uky.edu/ to track our progress and to make your gift.

Ryan Page, Mark Cornelison | UKphoto
Ryan Page. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign is a comprehensive campaign focused on increasing opportunities for student success, funding innovative research, improving health care, strengthening our alumni network, and supporting our athletic programs. For more information about Kentucky Can, visit kentuckycan.uky.edu.