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Q. What is Giving Day?

Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event on March 3, for all members of the University of Maryland community. Students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and alumni are invited to join the largest day of giving because we are all Terps! The goal is to raise critical funding and engage our community to advance the mission of the University of Maryland.


Q. Why can't I find a fund?

Not all active UMD funds are available today. Giving Day offers hundreds of options that support every area of campus. If you don't find a desired fund via the search option or listed on a unit’s page, type ‘Your Choice - UMD' into the search bar. By selecting this option, an open field displays during the gift process which allows you to enter a description of where you'd like to donate. 


Q. Is it safe to make my gift online?

Absolutely. Giving Day utilizes a technology called GiveGab that is PCI Level 1-compliant. Credit card information will not be stored and is not accessible to GiveGab. The contact information you provide to the University of Maryland will remain private and secure.


Q. Is there a minimum gift amount?

The University of Maryland is accepting gifts of $10 or more during Giving Day.


Q. Is my Giving Day contribution tax-deductible?

Gifts to support the University of Maryland are tax-deductible, with the exception of gifts to the Terrapin Club Impact Fund. After making a gift, you will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. Please consult your tax adviser if you have questions.


Q. Is my Terrapin Club Impact Fund gift 100% tax-deductible?

Donations to the Impact Fund will receive Terpoints and continue to be a part of your lifetime giving which will assist in the allocation of season parking benefits as well as seating for away and postseason events. The donation for the Terrapin Club Impact Fund is tax-deductible minus the fair market value of benefits. After giving to the Impact Fund, you will receive an official receipt detailing the fair market value related to your contribution for tax purposes. The Terrapin Club Office can be reached at (301) 314-7020 or terrapinclub@umd.edu.


Q. Need help?

Contact us at givingday@umd.edu or 301.405.7749 or 1.877.TERPGIV for assistance.


Q. How do I make multiple gifts?

Start by selecting the first fund that you would like to support. Once selected, enter a gift amount and use the search bar to find a second fund. Then enter the amount you wish to allocate to that fund and click Next or continue adding funds. All multiple gifts count toward unit totals.


Q. What does 'Do Not Display Name Publicly' mean?

On Giving Day, all donors have the option to hide their donor details. This prevents the donor name and gift amount from being displayed on certain pages of the Giving Day site. Clicking "do not display" does not designate an anonymous UMD gift. Your donor information will be added to the UMD fundraising database and have all of the protections associated with the University of Maryland privacy policy.


Q. For media inquiries:

Please contact mediainfo@umd.edu or 301-405-4621 with media inquiries.