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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about #GivingTuesday 2023.

What is #GivingTuesday? 

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by social media and collaboration, celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. 

When is #GivingTuesday? 

#GivingTuesday will take place Tuesday, November 28, 2023 beginning at 12:00 a.m. EST and ending at midnight.

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

Make a gift online at uc.edu/givingtuesday on November 28, 2023.

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 the campaign, please click here to make your donation. 

Are there other ways to get involved with #GivingTuesday? 

Yes! We need your help spreading the word about this. Use social media channels, emails, text and phone calls to help bring awareness to #GivingTuesday. For an easy way to share the event, you can become a #GivingTuesday Ambassador. By becoming an Ambassador you will have access to an easy social sharing tool that will allow you to share the campaign and track your contribution.

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 #GivingTuesday 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 #GivingTuesday 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.

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.

I am a UC or UC Health employee, can I make a gift on #GivingTuesday via UC Payroll Deduction?

UC and UC Health employees can give via payroll deduction.

How do I get the Bearcat ornament? 

When you make a gift of $20 or more on #GivingTuesday, you will receive this year's limited-edition Bearcat ornament (while supplies last). Be sure to select 'Yes' on the donation page when asked if you would like to receive the ornament. 

When will I receive my ornament? 

If your gift was eligible to receive the ornament, they will begin to ship the week of December 4. 

Are gifts tax-deductible? 

Yes. If you choose to receive the Bearcat ornament, only the portion of your donation that exceeds the fair market value ($5) is tax-deductible. Otherwise all 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 #GivingTuesday?

Yes. The minimum donation amount for online gifts is $20. 

I have a question - who can I contact?

Please contact Phillip James, Senior Director of Annual Giving at phillip.james@foundation.uc.edu.

Still have questions?

Contact us at annual.giving@foundation.uc.edu