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Day of Giving FAQ

Day of Giving 2017When is the Duquesne Day of Giving?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

What is the Duquesne Day of Giving?

The Duquesne Day of Giving calls all Duquesne University alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends from around the world to make an online donation to Duquesne University and spread the word about the day via social media.

How will my donation be used?

You decide! Your gift may be unrestricted, providing the University with financial flexibility and stability to address areas of greatest need, or you may designate your gift to the Duquesne school, organization or program that means the most to you. Whatever you choose, your gift will have an impact on our students.

I can't afford to make a large gift. Will my donation really make a difference?

Yes! 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.

How do I make a gift?

We know how valuable your time is, so we've made the process of donating on the Duquesne Day of Giving quick and easy.

On February 7, 2017:

1. Visit www.duq.edu/dayofgiving
2. Click on the "Give Now!" button
3. Complete the brief form and click "Give Now!" at the bottom of the page
4. Enter your credit card information and click "Pay With Your Credit Card"

Besides making a donation, how else can I help?

Help spread the word via e-mail and social media! Learn how you can spread the word, or contact David Jakielo, A'05, GA'10, assistant director of annual giving, and let him know you would like to be part of the fun as a Duquesne Day of Giving Ambassador.

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 a receipt for your tax records from Advancement Services.

Can my employer match the gift I make on the Duquesne Day of Giving?

Many companies will match their employees' gifts to the University, increasing the impact or even doubling its value! Learn more and see if your employer participates.

Can I send a gift by mail or by phone?

The Duquesne Day of Giving is a virtual event. All donations must be made online to count towards the day's totals. To make a non-Duquesne Day of Giving donation, you can give by mail with a check or credit card.

Additional questions? Please contact us!

We are happy to answer any additional questions you have about the Duquesne Day of Giving. Please contact David Jakielo, A'05, GA'10, assistant director of annual giving, at jakielod@duq.edu or call 412.396.6048.