FAQ


Q. What is Giving Day?

Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event on March 6, 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. Giving Day offers hundreds of searchable options that support every area of campus. If you don't find a preferred fund via the search option or listed on a unit page, you can search 'other'. This will display an option called No Results? Give to Other. Then click Make a Gift, enter an amount and input your personal and payment information. Enter the area that you'd like to support in the second to last question before pressing the submit button.


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?

No. Donations to the Impact Fund will not receive Terpoints, but will 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. Why is 'No Results? Give to Other' a fund option?

Donors may support specific funds within schools and colleges by selecting 'Other' and typing in the specific program. 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.


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. For media inquiries:

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