University
of Pittsburgh Founders’ Day - February 28
Celebrating 231 years 1787-2018
University
of Pittsburgh Founders’ Day - February 28
Celebrating 231 years 1787-2018
Total Donors: 3,358 Total Raised: $9,029,828

PITT DAY OF GIVING FAQ

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MISSED US ON FEBRUARY 28? YOU CAN STILL MAKE YOUR GIFT TO PITT!

Click here to make your gift online today. You can also give by phone by calling 1-800-817-8943, or mail your check to:
University of Pittsburgh 
Institutional Advancement
128 North Craig Street, 107 Park Plaza
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Please note “Pitt Day of Giving” on the check

Truly, YOU are Pitt … YOU make us strong ... YOU will transform lives!

WHAT MAKES MY CONTRIBUTION ON PITT DAY OF GIVING SPECIAL?

On February 28, your contribution can have an even bigger impact thanks to the generosity of other donors who will be providing challenge funds. Challenge funds are used to create competition and to incentivize donors to support schools, colleges, regional campuses, University programs, and student groups by awarding challenge dollars to those areas which receive the greatest donor participation. So by making your gift, you can help your favorite area at Pitt win these challenge funds. Throughout the day, leaderboards will show progress toward the challenge goals in real time.  Every gift always makes a difference, but Pitt Day of Giving offers a special opportunity to come together and maximize the impact of gifts to Pitt.

WILL 100% OF MY GIFT GO TO MY DESIGNATED AREA?

Yes! All of your gift will be directed to the designation of your choice.

IS MY GIFT 100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes. Gifts to Pitt are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

WHAT ARE LEADERBOARDS?

Leaderboards incentivize donors to support the participating schools, colleges, regional campuses, University programs, and student groups by creating competition. The groups with the greatest donor participation will earn the top spot on the leaderboard. Keep up with this year’s leaderboards here!

WHAT ARE CHALLENGES?

Challenges encourage various groups of donors to come together to achieve participatory goals that demonstrate the impact and scope of the Pitt community. Check out this year’s challenges here!

HOW IS THE SCHOOL PARTICIPATION CHALLENGE CALCULATED?

Progress bars represent the total number of donors, and the rate of participation is calculated based upon 4% of the total alumni population of each individual school or college. Gifts to schools and colleges from non-alumni will count toward the total donor number of each individual unit.

I HAVE A QUESTION. HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH A PITT DAY OF GIVING REPRESENTATIVE?

Please call 1-800-817-8943 to speak with a Pitt Day of Giving representative or email dayofgiving@pitt.edu.