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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Giving Day 2023.

What is Giving Day? 

Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event to enhance student success. Giving Day raises funds for vital campus resources that help ensure students have access to financial support, secure sources for basic needs, mental health support, opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research, and connections that catalyze their social mobility.

Do I have to make a gift through the Giving Day site?

While all contributions are welcome and appreciated, only gifts made through the Giving Day website will count towards challenges. 

Is there a minimum gift?

The minimum gift amount on the Giving Day website is $5.

Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes. The information collected during Giving Day is stored and protected by UC Santa Cruz and will only be used for recording your gift and the business of the University of California.

Will my contribution be tax deductible? 

Yes. Your gift is irrevocable and tax-deductible as prescribed by law. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

Still have questions?

Contact us at giving@ucsc.edu