Below you will find answers to many common questions about Homecoming Giving Day.
What is Giving Day?
Giving Day is a university-wide effort to inspire Wildcats in the University of Arizona community to make a gift in support of the people, places, programs that make the university extraordinary. For 24 hours, students, parents, faculty, staff, friends and alumni unite to show their support for the university.
Why should I participate in Giving Day?
Gifts add up to make a large impact. It funds scholarships for students who otherwise would not be able to attend college and supports programs that help us shape extraordinary futures. Since our founding in 1885, Wildcats have honored their University of Arizona experience by giving back to support future Wildcats. Like Wildcats before us, we can come together to fuel wonder for generations of Wildcats to come.
To give by check, make it payable to the University of Arizona Foundation with Giving Day in the Memo and mail it to:
The University of Arizona Foundation
P.O. Box 210109
Tucson, AZ 85721-0109
How do Giving Day challenges work?
Challenges are gifts that have been made in advance by individuals or groups. They are designed to increase the impact of your support. In many cases, the impact of your gift can be doubled based on the challenge gift associated with your donation.
Click on the Challenges tab to view all the available opportunities.
What does my gift support?
It’s up to you. Depending on your area of passion, you can support a student scholarship specific to your college, student success programs like the Campus Pantry and more.
Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law according to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is 86-6050388. The UA Foundation promptly sends a tax receipt by mail for all gifts of $10 or more.
Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes. The University of Arizona Foundation promptly sends a tax receipt by mail for all gifts of $10 or more.
Are international donations accepted?
Yes. We accept gifts made internationally via credit card.
Is there a minimum donation to make a gift to Giving Day?
Your contribution will be processed through the University of Arizona Foundation and directed to the college, department, or program responsible for the fund you choose. Gifts are subject to University of Arizona gift policies.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
The University of Arizona Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with the mission of advancing the University of Arizona by building relationships, securing philanthropic support, and stewarding assets. Charitable contributions to the University of Arizona Foundation are tax-deductible as permitted by law.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card will be charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.
Is my payment secure?
Yes. All payments will be processed through our secure giving website facilitated by the University of Arizona Foundation.
Who should I contact if I encounter a donation issue or have additional questions about giving?