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: 161 Total Raised: $26,768

PITT DAY OF GIVING FAQ

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WHAT IS PITT DAY OF GIVING?

Pitt Day of Giving is a 24-hour online fundraising event where alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, and friends come together to support the University’s founding by making a gift to the area that means the most to them.

CAN I MAKE MY GIFT BEFORE PITT DAY OF GIVING?

Absolutely! 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 your check.  All checks must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2018.

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.

HOW DO I DECIDE WHERE MY GIFT GOES?

The great thing about Pitt Day of Giving is that you can designate your gift to your own area of passion or interest, while still being a part of the larger community.  Each school or program has selected specific funds that need your support the most; all you have to do is choose your favorite.

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

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

WILL MY PLEDGE PAYMENT COUNT AS A GIFT ON GIVING DAY?

Of course! If you choose to fulfill your previous pledge online, make sure to check the box to indicate your gift is a payment on an existing pledge. To make your pledge payment by phone, call 1-800-817-8943.

IS MY GIFT 100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

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

CAN I MAKE A GIFT OF STOCK?

Yes. You can give a gift of stock to support your favorite school or program by calling 1-800-817-8943.

HOW CAN FACULTY AND STAFF SUPPORT DAY OF GIVING?

In addition to making a gift online at www.pittdayofgiving.com, Pitt employees can submit the Faculty and Staff Pledge form to make a one-time gift in support of Pitt Day of Giving. E-mail dayofgiving@pitt.edu if you need a pledge form.

CAN I MAKE A GIFT AFTER GIVING DAY IS OVER?

Yes! Once Pitt Day of Giving has passed, you can still make a gift to the University by clicking here. Please note, however, that your gift will not be counted toward Day of Giving totals. You can also make a gift by phone at 1-800-817-8943. Thank you for your support!

CAN I DO MORE THAN JUST GIVE?

Another valuable way to participate is by spreading the word. Click here to access our Pitt Day of Giving social media toolkit. By sharing Pitt Day of Giving content from your social media accounts, you can help us reach even more people who care about Pitt.

I AM A STUDENT. HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED?

As a student, it’s easy to get involved. Here are a couple of options:

  1. Click here to make a gift. Every gift counts, no matter the size!
  2. Spread the word on social media by clicking here to access our toolkit.

WHY ARE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS SO IMPORTANT?

We know that a world-class education is expensive. That’s why scholarships are a high priority for Pitt. Gifts to scholarships help make a Pitt education more accessible and affordable.

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.

Will I receive Panther Club priority points if I give to the Willis Academic Center Enhancement Fund - Athletics?

No, gifts to the Willis Academic Center Enhancement Fund are 100% tax deductible, therefore, gifts cannot be applied to membership seating requirements and are not eligible for priority points.

WHAT TIME ZONE IS THE COUNTDOWN IN?

Pitt Day of Giving will run in the Eastern Time Zone from 12:00 a.m. on February 28, 2018 through 11:59 p.m. on the same day.

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.

HOW DO I MAKE MY GIFT ON PITT DAY OF GIVING?

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” and the fund you wish to support on your check. All checks must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2018.