Frequently asked questions

When is #GiveToBlueDay?

Give To Blue day takes place on March 3rd from midnight to 11:59 p.m. with events and activities taking place throughout the day on campus!

What is a giving day?

A giving day is a 24-hour online fundraising and engagement opportunity for the entire Sycamore community! Together, we'll continue to impact current and future Sycamores for generations.

Why do a giving day?

There are many benefits to a giving day! Give To Blue Day not only raises financial support for various areas of the University, but also builds a culture of philanthropy between students, faculty, alumni, and community leaders!

How do I get involved?

Consider creating a match or challenge! Online giving days are typically seen by hundreds of people. By sponsoring a match or challenge, your support is highly visible to donors and all those following along online. Challenges are proven to drive donor activity through friendly competition!

Sign up to be a social ambassador and post about Give to Blue Day by sharing your unique giving link throughout the day! This will help inspire other Sycamores to give as well.

What is the difference between a match and a challenge?

Matching Gift: Donate a specific amount that will be matched dollar for dollar by other alumni and friends who contribute (for example, you donate $10,000 to become a matching donor, and the match will be unlocked once other alumni and friends collectively donate $10,000 as well).

Challenge Gift: A challenge gift can encourage other Sycamores to donate by increasing the amount of donors involved (for example, a Sycamore will contribute $5,000 if 100 other Sycamores donate. Once 100 donors give, the challenge is met and the University will receive $5,000).

Assuming you reach your minimum target by your fundraising deadline, we will process your pledges. In order to arrange payment, please contact us after your completion date. If we don’t hear from you, we will get in touch with you.

Is my giving day gift tax deductible?

Yes! Giving day gifts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donors receive e-mail confirmations that serve as a receipt for tax purposes.