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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about #UMassGives 2018.

What is #UMassGives?

#UMassGives is 2 day online fundraising event on April 26 and 27 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 www.umass.edu/give.  All gifts given on April 26 and April 27 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 nearly $340,000 from more than 5,100 alumni and friends. 

Where do gifts go?

Donors are welcome to designate their gift to any allocation listed on our #UMassGives website.  Don't see the allocation you wish to give to listed?  Call or email us and we will help you make your gift to the area of campus you wish to support. You can reach us toll free at 1-866-450-8627 or umassgives@umass.edu. If you don’t wish to designate your gift, you may support “UMass Amherst’s Greatest Needs .” 

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.

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!  If you'd like to become an official #UMassGives Ambassador, email us at knavin@admin.umass.edu.

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.

Is there a minimum gift amount?

Yes, gifts must be a minimum of $5.

Don't see the allocation you wish to give to listed?

You can support any area of campus even if it is not listed in the drop-down menu.  Select "other" from the bottom of the "School/College/RSO/Area of Campus" drop-down menu, as well as the "Fund Designation" drop-down menu.  Then write in the area of campus you want to support in the "Special Gift Instructions or Comments" field towards the bottom of the form.  

Or, you can call or email us and we will help you make your gift to the area of campus you wish to support. You can reach us toll free at 1-866-450-8627 or nadams@admin.umass.edu.

Where do gifts go?

Donors are welcome to designate their gift to any allocation listed on our #UMassGives website.  Don't see the allocation you wish to give to listed?  Call or email us and we will help you make your gift to the area of campus you wish to support. You can reach us toll free at 1-866-450-8627 or nadams@admin.umass.edu. If you don’t wish to designate your gift, you may support “UMass Amherst’s Greatest Needs”. 

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes. Like all donations to UMass, your gift is tax deductible, and you will be emailed a receipt for your donation in the coming weeks 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.

I am having trouble making my gift.  Why won't it be accepted?

Be sure that the address you are entering on the form is the address affiliated with your card.  If the zip code you entered does not match the zip code associated with your card, your gift cannot be processed. Still having trouble?  Call us toll free at 1-866-450-8627 or email Nathan Adams at nadams@admin.umass.edu and we will help you make your gift.

Still have questions?

Contact us at giving@admin.umass.edu