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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UC Day of Giving.

When is UC Day of Giving? 

UC Day of Giving is launching at noon on Tuesday, April 9 and ending at noon on Wednesday, April 10.  

What is UC Day of Giving?

UC Day of Giving is a 24-hour celebration of community and philanthropy. Our goal is to inspire UC alumni, students, staff, donors, parents and friends to support the many causes at the University of Cincinnati. On April 9-10, Bearcats can give back by supporting of their favorite cause, college or program. We encourage YOU to join thousands of Bearcats to impact UC on Day of Giving. #BearcatsGive


Why should I make a gift or sponsor a challenge on UC Day of Giving?

We appreciate your generosity any and every day of the year but we especially encourage you to join UC's philanthropic community by making a gift on April 9-10. When you make a gift on UC Day of Giving 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 dayofgiving.uc.edu.

When the campaign is live, you can click the "Give Now" button at the top of the website. 

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

If you are not able to find a specific 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 UC Day of Giving? 

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 sign up to be a Social Media Ambassador. By becoming an Ambassador 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 Phillip James, Senior Director of Annual Giving.

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 UC Day of Giving 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 UC Day of Giving be anonymous?

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

Can I support UC's endowment on UC Day of Giving?

Yes! There are more than 2,600 endowed funds, 22 of which are featured in UC Day of Giving this year.
You can either support one of the featured funds listed below or you can add the name of the endowed fund of your choice by selecting "other" on the giving form and writing in the fund name.


Basketball Managers Endowed Scholarship Fund

Black Men in Medicine Cincinnati Endowment Fund

CEAS Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund

Daniel Acosta, Jr. Endowment for Diverse Students in Pharmacy

Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program

Dr. Jeannette C. Taylor Diversity Scholarship Fund

Dr. Milton W. Hinton Scholarship Fund

Dr. Wan Lim Endowment Fund for UC Med Mentors

Friends of OLLI Fund

IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund

Katie Haumesser Endowed Scholarship Fund

Lucy Oxley, MD African American Medical Student Scholarship Endowment

Marian Spencer Scholarship Program Endowment

Pride at Lindner Scholarship and Programming Fund

Probst Family Scholarship

Ralph A. Van Wye Scholarship Fund

Sauls Stay in School FundSteven A. Myre, PharmD Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Frederick A. Marcotte Library Memorial Fund

The Woman's Club of the University of Cincinnati Scholarship FundUCBA Scholarship Fund

Wolfgang Mayer Graduate Enhancement Endowment Fund


Supporting endowed funds means our endowments can continue to provide the same support for many decades into the future. 

What can I support through my donation?

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 multiple funds. When you make your gift, you can select from a list of funds.

I am a UC or UC Health employee. Can I make a gift on UC Day of Giving via UC payroll deduction?

UC and UC Health employees can give via payroll deduction.

Are gifts tax-deductible?

Yes. Gifts are 100% 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 UC Day of Giving?

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

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