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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about #GivingTuesdayNow 2020.

What is #GivingTuesdayNow? 

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. On May 5, UC and UC Health will participate in this global day of unity. We are asking all members of our community to come together again as we move forward during and after this pandemic to support UC’s students and UC Health’s COVID-19 response during this time of uncertainty.

Why should I make a gift or sponsor a challenge on #GivingTuesdayNow?

We appreciate your generosity any and every day of the year but we especially encourage you to join UC or UC Health's philanthropic community by making a gift on #GivingTuesdayNow. When you make a gift on #GivingTuesdayNow you identify yourself as someone who believes that #BearcatsGive!

How do I make a gift to UC or UC Health?

Make a gift online at uc.edu/givingtuesday.

When the campaign is live, you can click the "Give Now" button at the top of the website. If you've reached this page before or after the campaign, please click here to make your donation. 

What if I don't see my area of interest?

If you are not able to find the fund you would like to support, please select the cause, college or program of your choice, and select "Other" in the Fund Designation drop down menu, and type in the program and/or fund name you wish to support. We will ensure your gift is designated appropriately.

Are there other ways to get involved with #GivingTuesdayNow?

Yes! We need your help spreading the word about this one day of giving. Use social media channels, emails, text and phone calls to help bring awareness to this event. For an easy way to share the event, you can become a Social Media Ambassador at uc.edu/givingtuesday. By becoming an Ambassadors you will have access to an easy social sharing tool that will allow you to share the campaign, track your contribution and be eligible to win prizes!

How can I learn more about sponsoring a challenge or a match to raise funds and awareness for my UC cause?

Yes! Thank you for your leadership. For more information on challenges and matches, please contact Jaime Bitzenhofer, Associate Director of Annual Giving at 513-556-0319 or email jaime.bitzenhofer@uc.edu.

Can I post my custom Ambassador link on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, etc. account?

Yes, please share as much as you can about #GivingTuesdayNow through your social media channels. When you share your custom Ambassador link you can track how many donors have made gifts because of you!

Can my donation on #GivingTuesdayNow be anonymous?


Your gift can be anonymous, simply check the appropriate box on the donation form.

What will my donation fund?

You may designate your gift to any area of the university or UC Health that you are passionate about. You may also divide your gift among several funds. When you make your gift, you can select from a list of funds.

How can I make a gift on #GivingTuesdayNow via UC Payroll Deduction?

To make a gift using UC Payroll Deduction please visit https://foundation.uc.edu/facultystaff

Are gifts tax deductible?

Yes. Gifts are 100 percent tax deductible. After you make your gift, you will receive a confirmation email that can be used for tax purposes.

Does UC accept matching gifts?

Yes. Click here to find out if your employer has a matching gift program.

Is there a minimum donation amount on #GivingTuesdayNow?

Yes. The minimum donation amount for online gifts is $10. 

I have a question - who can I contact?

Please call Jaime Bitzenhofer, Associate Director of Annual Giving at 513-556-0319 or email jaime.bitzenhofer@uc.edu or Phillip James, Associate Director of Annual Giving at 513-556-6295 or email phillip.james@uc.edu.

Still have questions?

Contact us at annual.giving@uc.edu