The COVID-19 pandemic has tested each of us as individuals. As a community, we’ve shown our ability to join together in the face of adversity. When the pandemic began last year, University of Arizona officials acted quickly to establish a fund to help students facing emergency expenses and asked the Wildcat family to support students in need through the Fuel the Response crowdfunding campaign.
Fuel the Response was the most successful crowdfunding campaign in university history, and it helped thousands of students. Today, the need continues, and Fuel the Response is back with phase 2. This year, the campaign raises funds for Counseling & Psych Services as well as the Richard H. Tyler Student Emergency Fund and Campus Pantry.
We rose to
1,500+ supporters gave to the Richard H. Tyler Student Emergency Fund and Campus Pantry
$1.3 million raised to support 4,169 students in need
77% of students needed help with housing or food costs
$787 average amount awarded
Pell student recipients consisted of 48% of emergency awardees