Below you will find answers to many common questions about WVU Day of Giving.
What is WVU Day of Giving?
WVU Day of Giving is a one-day fundraising event scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, for all members of the WVU community. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of West Virginia University are welcome and encouraged to participate. The goal is to engage our community to advance the mission of West Virginia University. The Day of Giving will raise critical funding to ensure the University continues to build upon our infrastructure to provide big opportunities for our students. Together — in one day — we help forge a brighter future for WVU.
Why should I participate in the WVU Day of Giving?
West Virginia faces a critical time in its history as it lags behind a growing national economy. The State Legislature has reduced institutional support by more than $38 million over the past four years. As West Virginia University works to move the state and the University forward toward the road to prosperity, building a foundation to provide opportunities for students to learn, grow and thrive in our state is critical. Your contribution can help WVU accomplish amazing things. It can help a student fulfill a dream, research new cures and advance entrepreneurship to invest in the state economy. The possibilities are endless.
When is WVU Day of Giving live?
WVU Day of Giving will begin Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at midnight EST and will run until 11:59 p.m. EST to allow for donations to be made for a 24-hour period.
How can I donate?
Donating is easy. You can log on to dayofgiving.wvu.edu on Wednesday, Nov. 8 anytime from midnight EST until 11:59 EST. We strongly encourage you to make your gift online. This is the only way to assure that your gift will qualify for matches and challenges taking place throughout the event. To give by phone, you may call 1-866-693-7153.
You can make a gift to support the University’s greatest priorities and opportunities, including scholarships, or you can make a gift in support of your school, college or program of choice. When you do so, you could also earn matching funds to support it. Then, share your experience! Post about it on social. Email it. Encourage your friends to match your gift. Encouraging others to participate guarantees success.
Can I designate my gift to the WVU Tech or WVU Potomac State College?
Yes, you can support any campus in the WVU System on the WVU Day of Giving, including WVU Potomac State College and WVU Tech.
I don’t see my preferred gift designation. What should I do?
Under fund designation select “other” and enter the fund where you would like your gift to be designated. We can also assist you by telephone at 1-866-693-7153.
Is there a minimum gift amount?
West Virginia University is accepting gifts of $5 or more during Day of Giving.
How can I get involved and spread the word?
Please post about the Day of Giving on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WVUDayofGiving. Be sure to check out the social media challenges for ideas on what to post! Do you like sharing on social media? If so, becoming a social media ambassador is a fun way to get involved and help share the message about the Day of Giving. Check out dayofgiving.wvu.edu to learn more about how you can become an ambassador.
Is my Day of Giving contribution tax-deductible?
Yes, your gift is entirely tax-deductible. The WVU Foundation, Inc. is an independent, tax exempt, 501(c ) (3) charitable organization (Tax ID 55-6017181). Your official gift receipt for tax purposes will be emailed immediately after you make your gift. Please consult your tax advisor for advice related to your specific tax situation.
If you have questions about making your gift, please contact the WVU Foundation at 1-866-693-7153 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.