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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UConn Gives.

What is UConn Gives?

UConn Gives is a way for UConn Nation to show its strength, pride, and spirit by supporting the University we love. For 36 hours in April, UConn Nation will come together to celebrate our accomplishments and lift up our passions. Groups across all five campuses will connect with their supporters around the world to raise funds for the programs and causes important to them.


The possibilities are endless. Whether it’s a school, college, department, club, student group, or research area, give to what’s most important to you.


UConn Gives starts at 12:01 AM ET on Wednesday, April 4 and runs through noon ET on Thursday, April 5.

Why should I participate in UConn Gives?

This is a moment for you, as a member of UConn Nation, to come together and celebrate our University. For 36 hours, your generosity can transform the future of the University you love and the causes you are passionate about. Every gift can make a difference.


During UConn Gives, your gift can make an even greater impact. Give to a cause with a match challenge and your $50 gift becomes a $100 contribution. Help your favorite project rise to the top of the donor leaderboard. Watch our progress during UConn Gives to see how alumni, parents, friends, students, and fans like you are making a difference.

Are UConn Gives contributions tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. After making a gift you will receive a confirmation email that serves as your receipt for tax purposes.  


Note on Athletics gifts: If you choose to waive athletics priority seating points and other related benefits, your gift may be deductible as a charitable gift for federal income tax purposes up to 100 percent or the maximum allowed by federal law. Consult your tax advisor.

Where are the social media challenge winners displayed?

The winners of all the social media challenges will be posted as updates on the giving day homepage: www.givingday.uconn.edu.

What are the rules to participating in social media challenges? 

Rules to the social media challenges are available at foundation.uconn.edu.

How can I make my gift?

Visit givingday.uconn.edu between 12:01 AM EST Wednesday, April 4 and 12:00 PM EST Thursday, April 5 and choose one of our participating projects--or make a gift to another UConn cause you're passionate about. Once the clock starts, you'll see a red "Give Now" button on every page.

What other ways can I get involved?

Help us spread the word! Sign up to be a UConn Gives ambassador.


You can also make a huge impact by letting those in your network know your paws are in for UConn by posting to your social networks using #UConnGives. Share why you chose to give to UConn and why they should, too.

Is it possible to make a gift by mail or phone?

While it is strongly encouraged that you make your gift online to be counted in our grand total and to be qualified for matches and challenges, you can also make a gift via mail or phone. Please send your check to the following address, made payable to the “University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc.”:


The UConn Foundation, Inc.
2390 Alumni Dr., Unit 3206
Storrs, CT 06269-3206


You can also print and fill out a pledge form and mail it in to the UConn Foundation. If you prefer to give by phone, please call (800) 269-9965 or (860) 486-5000.

Still have questions?

Contact us at contactus@foundation.uconn.edu