What is Giving Day?
Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event scheduled for March 8, 2017, for all members of the University of Maryland community. Students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and alumni are all welcome to participate. The goal is to raise critical funding and engage our community to advance the University of Maryland’s mission.
How do I make an impact on Giving Day?
It’s easy! Make a gift in support of your favorite school, college or program. When you do so, you’ll also help it earn matching funds! Then post about your gift. Tweet it. And email it. Encouraging others to participate guarantees success.
Is it safe to make my gift online?
Absolutely. Giving Day utilizes a technology called Kimbia that is PCI Level 1-compliant. Credit card information will not be stored and isn’t accessible to Kimbia. The contact information you provide to the University of Maryland will remain private and secure.
Is there a minimum gift amount?
The University of Maryland is accepting gifts of $10 or more during Giving Day.
Is my Giving Day contribution tax-deductible?
Yes, your gift is entirely tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. Please consult your tax adviser.
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What are the leaderboards?
Schools and programs across campus will be competing for a portion of $70,000 in matching funds! As donors make gifts, the results are displayed on the leaderboards in real-time. Every unit will earn bonus funds. Only the top few groups win in the Student Orgs and Greek Life Challenges. Help them earn more by making a gift and spreading the word.
Why is 'Other' a fund option?
Donors may support specific departments within schools and colleges by selecting 'Other' and typing in the specific program. Descriptions should be very specific to help gift processing. Each 'Other' selection must have one clear designation, and the gift amount of unique 'Other' gifts can't be split. If you need help searching for fund names, please visit giving.umd.edu and type in the search field.
How do I make multiple gifts?
Start by selecting the first unit you would like to support. Use the drop-down menu to direct your gift to a specific fund, then enter the amount you wish to allocate to that fund. To add another gift to your total, click the green circle with the plus sign. All multiple gifts count toward unit totals.
What can I do to help get the word out about UMD’s Giving Day?
Please post about Giving Day on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #GivingDayUMD. Be sure to check out all the fun social media challenges for ideas on what to post!
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