Below you will find answers to many common questions about Duquesne Day of Giving.
What is the Duquesne Day of Giving?
The Duquesne Day of Giving is an online fundraising event that will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018. On this day, we ask that all Duquesne University alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends visit www.duq.edu/dayofgiving to make an online donation to support Duquesne University and to spread the word about this event on social media with with hashtag #DUQDayofGiving.
How do I make a gift?
On February 8, 2018, simply visit www.duq.edu/dayofgiving, click the "Give Now" button and fill out the brief donation form.
What will my donation fund?
You decide! You can make your gift to The Duquesne Fund which supports our areas of greatest need or to the school, organization, or sports team that means the most to you. Whatever you choose, your gift will have an impact on today's students, faculty, coaches and future generations of Dukes.
What if I don't see the area of campus I want to designate my gift towards?
If the area of campus you want to designate your gift towards is not on the list, simply select "Other," then scroll down to the comments field and type in where you would like your donation to go.
I can't afford to make a large gift. Will my donation really make a difference?
Yes! As evident by past Duquesne Day of Giving events, all of those smaller gifts really add up! Even a gift of $10 will make a difference. In addition, every gift improves Duquesne's donor participation rate, which in turn raises Duquesne's profile in national rankings and increases the value of a Duquesne degree.
Can I send a gift by mail or by phone?
The Duquesne Day of Giving is a virtual event. All donations must be made via the Duquesne Day of Giving website (www.duq.edu/dayofgiving) to count towards the day's totals.
Can I support more than one area of campus?
Yes! On the donation form you will have the option to make multiple gifts to impact as many areas of campus that you would like.
But I already made a gift this year, why should I give again?
We greatly appreciate your support and don't want you to feel obligated to make a second gift this year. But, feel free to take this opportunity to think of the Duquesne Day of Giving as the passing of a second collection basket. Pick a different area of campus and - big or small - feel free to make that additional gift.
Is my gift to the Duquesne Day of Giving tax-deductible?
Yes! All gifts to the Duquesne Day of Giving are considered a donation to Duquesne University. Your gift will be acknowledged with an e-mail and a printed receipt for your tax records.
Besides making a gift, how else can I support the Duquesne Day of Giving?
Another way to make a major impact on the Duquesne Day of Giving is to help us spread the word via social media, e-mail, text, word of mouth! First, make sure to sign-up to be an ambassador so you can easily track the donations you are bringing in. Second, join our Duquesne Day of Giving Facebook Team where we provide easy, fun ways to help spread the word.
How do I issue a participation or matching gift challenge?
Participation and matching gift challenges inspire others to make donations on the Duquesne Day of Giving. They greatly add to the day's success. Were you planning to make a gift to Duquesne this year of $2,500 or more? Why not let us know and issue that as a participation or matching gift challenge to maximize this donation by motivating others to give? If interested, please fill out this form and we will be in touch with you to discuss this opportunity.
Can my employer match the gift I make on the Duquesne Day of Giving?