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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UMassGives 2019 Coming Soon!.

What is #UMassGives?

#UMassGives is a 2 day online fundraising event on April 29 and 30 when alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends of UMass come together to support their favorite areas of campus.

How can I make a gift?

During #UMassGives, gifts can be made through this #UMassGives website. Gifts can be made to UMass online at any time at  All gifts given on April 29 and April 30 will count towards the #UMassGives campaign.

Why should I give to #UMassGives every year?

Your gift provides operating funds that are used immediately in every corner of the university. Gifts from alumni and friends play an increasingly vital role as funds from other sources, including state or federal appropriations, have stalled or declined. Last year, #UMassGives raised over $1.1 million from more than 7,300 alumni and friends. 

What can I do to help get the word out about #UMassGives?

We encourage you to post about #UMassGives on social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and Instagram using #UMassGives. Help spread the excitement!  

Is my #UMassGives gift tax deductible?

Yes. Like all donations to UMass, your gift is tax deductible, and you will be emailed a receipt for your donation that can be used for tax purposes.

Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes. We do not store any of your credit card information. Additionally, the information collected when you make a donation is only used by UMass Amherst. It will not be sold or shared with any third-party organizations.

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