Founders Day

April 26, 2022

Founders DayThank you to all the Cougars and friends who supported Kean University’s annual day of giving. On April 14th, we celebrated Founders Day, which marks the first day classes were held at Kean’s predecessor, the Newark Normal School, in 1855. The Kean community came together to make a monumental difference, raising critical funding so that students and faculty can continue to Climb Higher in pursuit of excellence and impact for the public good.

We are incredibly grateful for the generosity our Kean community showed on Founders Day. Nearly 400 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University supported our campaign – nearly twice the number from 2021. In total, the Kean University Foundation raised more than $64,000. That is more than two and a half times what was raised in 2021!

A special thank you to the generous donors who provided matching funds that spurred new donations and elevated Kean’s Giving Day to new heights.

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