What is Rutgers Giving Day?
Rutgers Giving Day, taking place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, is a daylong giving event dedicated to all things scarlet. Timed challenges throughout the day, as well as matching gifts, will help inspire Rutgers alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends to participate.
Making a Gift
How do I make a gift?
On June 17, visit givingday.rutgers.edu. We will highlight funds that will empower a generation of diverse leaders, provide emergency assistance for students in need, and help fund COVID-19 research, but you can support any part of the university that is meaningful to you. Choose a Rutgers fund to support by browsing all funds or by searching for a specific fund by name. Click on any of the named-fund tiles to learn more about that fund and click the giving button to make a gift to that fund. You can also select the “Other (write-in)” option if you do not see the Rutgers school or program you’d like to support and indicate what you’d like to support on the form when making a gift.
Still have questions? Use the live online chat feature, email email@example.com, or call 732-993-4508 or 732-993-4883. This is a virtual event and staff will be working remotely. You may need to leave a message for a return phone call if staff are assisting others.
Is it safe to make my gift online?
Yes. Rutgers University Foundation will not store, nor be able to access your credit card information. Additionally, the contact information collected during Rutgers Giving Day will be used only by the foundation.
Where do gifts go?
Your gift will support the specific area you choose.
Is there a minimum donation amount?
Yes, there is a $5 minimum gift requirement.
Can I give over the phone?
This year, it is best to make your gift directly online with a credit card. If you are having difficulty, please use the online chat feature or call 732-993-4508 or 732-993-4883 so that a staff member can assist you.
Can I give stock in support of Rutgers Giving Day?
You can make a gift of stock to support a school, unit, or program by using the Make a Stock Gift Form. To make sure your gift of stock counts toward Rutgers Giving Day, please also email your name and fund designation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m a Rutgers staff member. Can I give via payroll deduction?
Yes, learn more on the payroll deductions page of the foundation website. If you have other questions, please call 848-932-8800. Gifts made by payroll deduction will not apply to the timed challenges.
Will my Rutgers Giving Day contribution be tax-deductible?
Yes, your gift is entirely tax-deductible. You will receive an immediate email acknowledgment and gift confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.
Can I create a recurring gift?
Yes, you can make a recurring monthly gift by selecting the recurring gift option on the gift form.
Challenges for Award Money
What are challenges on Rutgers Giving Day?
Hourly and daylong challenges offer opportunities to provide additional funds for your favorite Rutgers causes. Challenges will take place throughout the day.
When will the results of the day-of timed challenges be announced?
Following each challenge, the results will be posted on the challenges tab next to the corresponding challenge on the site. The Scarlet Challenge awardees will be posted on Rutgers Alumni Twitter.
Spreading the Word
How can I encourage others to make a gift?
Visit the social tab on givingday.rutgers.edu on June 17 to get social media resources to inspire others to make a gift. You can also encourage others to support individual funds by using the social media, email, and texting tools on each fund’s page.
Visit the social tab now to share the save-the-date with your peers.
What can I do to help get the word out about Rutgers Giving Day?
- Become a Scarlet Voice by visiting com/ScarletVoice before June 17 to receive special Rutgers Giving Day messaging and the chance to earn prizes for sharing your scarlet pride.
- Follow Rutgers University on Twitter and Facebook and the Rutgers University Alumni Association on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join in conversations as the Rutgers community comes together on #RUGivingDay.
- Visit the social tab to check out all the ways you can help spread the word.
Whom can I contact if I still have questions?
Email the Rutgers Giving Day team at email@example.com or call 732-993-4508 or 732-993-4883. On June 17, you can also choose the live online chat feature on givingday.rutgers.edu. This is a virtual event and staff will be working remotely. You may need to leave a message for a return phone call if staff are assisting others.