Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UB Giving Day 2019.

What is UB Giving Day?

UB Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 at noon (EST) to Thursday, May 2 at noon (EST). Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of UB are welcome and encouraged to participate. The goal is to engage our community to advance the mission of the university while raising critical funding to ensure we continue to build upon our foundations to provide big opportunities for our students.

When is UB Giving Day?

UB Giving Day will take place May1 at noon (EST) to May 2 at noon (EST). UB Giving Day is a single, high-energy, high-excitement 24-hour period when UB alumni, students, parents, staff, faculty and friends from around the world unite for one common cause: the University at Buffalo. 

Why should I participate in Giving Day?

Your support provides the ongoing resources that are critical to our students. By investing in UB, you will provide more scholarships and enhance the UB experience for the next generation of leaders.

How can I participate?

Anyone can get involved with UB Giving Day! Simply by donating, you will make an impact. If you wish to be EVEN MORE involved, sign up to be an ambassador. Also, post about UB Giving Day on social media using #UBGivingDay.

What is an ambassador and how can I become one?

Ambassadors are UB's digital leaders, sharing messages and creating excitement about UB Giving Day before and during the campaign. With an investment of only a few hours, ambassadors help spread awareness-asking their network to participate in Giving Day using their preferred forms of communication: email, text, phone and social media. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, you can register online or email with questions.

How can I donate?

Donating is easy! You can make a gift to support the UB Fund, which is dedicated to supporting the student experience, or to the program of your choice. You may also make a gift to more than one area in the same transaction! 

Visit from May 1, 2019 at noon EST through May 2, 2019 at noon EST to find all the areas to support. We strongly encourage you to make your gift online.

If you wish to give by phone, call 1-855-GIVE-2-UB

What if I don't see my preferred area to designate my gift?

Under the fund designation, select "other" and enter the name of the fund where you would like your gift to be designated. If you have questions, email or call 1-855-GIVE-2-UB

If my employer matches charitable gifts, can my gift be matched?

When you make your gift you could also earn matching funds from your employer to increase your impact. You must indicate this on the giving form while making your donation.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

You can make a gift a $1 or more to participate in UB Giving Day

Is my gift tax deductible?

All gifts made on UB Giving Day are donations to the University. Your gift will be acknowledged with an email or printed receipt for your tax records.

What is the refund policy?

Charitable gifts to UB Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, are not refundable. 

Is it safe to make a  gift online?

When you make an online gift to UB, gifts are processed through a third-party secure payment processing vendor. The information you provide when you make a gift will be used only by UB and UB Foundation, Inc. for the purpose of correctly allocating, crediting and acknowledging your gift. The charge on your credit card statement will appear from the University a Buffalo Foundation, Inc.

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