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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about COMPLETED! - Emory Day of Giving 2021.

When is Emory Day of Giving?

The campaign kicks off officially at midnight EDT Wednesday, March 24, and continues through 11:59 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 24. That's right, this year's Emory Day of Giving will run for 24 hours!

What is Emory Day of Giving?

Emory Day of Giving is a 24-hour long campaign celebrating everything Emory and offers easy and fun ways to support what inspires you.  It begins at midnight EDT Wednesday, March 24, and continues through 11:59 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 24, 

Why should I participate in Emory Day of Giving?

Your support provides Emory the ongoing resources that are crucial to its growth and success as a world-class institution. Donors help change lives every day with gifts that support academics, research, patient care, scholarship, and service to others. It takes the collective annual support of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff to make Emory a great institution. 

How can I make my gift?

Visit dayofgiving.emory.edu starting at midnight EDT Wednesday, March 24 through 11:59 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 24 to give to what inspires you. This year's Emory Day of Giving will run for 24 hours! You may also make a gift during the advanced giving period (see the next question for details).

What is the Emory Day of Giving advanced giving period?

The Emory Day of Giving site will have “give now” function live March 17 - 21 for the advanced giving period. Donors will be able to make a gift on the site during this time. Every donor who makes a gift at dayofgiving.emory.edu during the advanced giving period will receive an Emory facemask as a small token of our appreciation. Gifts received during the advanced giving period will count in the “top donors” and “most dollars” leaderboards. Other leaderboards and matches will only activate on March 24. We encourage advancement volunteers to make their first gift during the advanced giving period. Gifts made on advancement volunteer referral links during the advanced giving period will count in our Emory Day of Giving totals and on advancement volunteer dashboards. 

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

Because Emory Day of Giving is a time limited giving campaign, we strongly encourage you to make your gift online at dayofgiving.emory.edu. This is the only way to ensure your gift will qualify for matches and challenges that are taking place throughout the campaign. To give by phone, you may call 404.712.GIVE (4483) during business hours on the day of giving, but we cannot guarantee that gifts made over the phone will count toward matches and challenges.

What areas can I support?

Please review the participating groups on our main page to find the area that inspires you. From contributing to student scholarships and strengthening academic programs to funding transformational research and supporting innovative patient care, you can make an immediate and lasting difference for Emory. While there are specific funds for specific purposes within each participating group, most groups also have a Fund for Excellence that provides unrestricted resources to help Emory's schools and departments make strategic investments in high-priority areas.



What are matches and challenges?

Matching funds and challenges help drive competition between, and increase support, for participating groups as they work to meet the criteria to earn additional support for their areas. Participating in challenges and matching opportunities throughout Emory Day of Giving is a great way to make your support go even further. A complete list of challenges will be on the Challenges page, and active matches and challenges can be viewed on the main landing page and the participating group landing page for the benefiting area. Check back for updates throughout the event.

What other ways can I get involved?

Share your stories and images using the hashtag #EmoryDayofGiving to help spread the word! During the event, our social media aggregator will be active on dayofgiving.emory.edu to allow you to view real time updates from the Emory community. You can also become an Emory Day of Giving advancement volunteer and share messages and create excitement about the day before and during the campaign. Spread awareness within your network using your preferred forms of communication and encourage others to join you in giving back to Emory. You can also help your favorite areas of Emory earn matches and challenges throughout the day to maximize the power of donations. 

How did past Emory days of giving go?

In conjunction with Founders Week and President Sterk’s inauguration on February 8, 2017, Emory’s first day of giving raised $582,722 through 2,246 gifts in just 24 hours. The second day of giving in February 2018 raised $1,002,251 through 3,415 gifts in just 24 hours.  The 2019 day of giving occurred in February and raised $1,093,911 through 3,437 gifts! The 2020 Emory Day of Giving was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and fundraising focus was shifted to immediately helping those in the Emory community affected by the outbreak and Emory's work on battling the virus.

What is an advancement volunteer and how can I become one?

Advancement volunteers are Emory’s digital leaders, sharing messages and creating excitement about Emory Day of Giving before and during the campaign. In 2019, Emory had more than 700 volunteers who helped generate 45% of online dollars raised! With just a few hours of time, these volunteers help spread awareness—asking their network to participate in Emory Day of Giving using their preferred forms of communication: email, text, phone, and social media. If you are interested in becoming an advancement volunteer, you can register online or email annualgiving@emory.edu with questions.


What is the #EmoryThenandNow Challenge?

Participate in our Instagram #EmoryThenandNow Challenge for a chance to win additional funding for the school, unit, or cause of your choice! We’ll post a ‘Now’ photo of campus. You then post a ‘Then’ photo of when you were on campus (it doesn’t matter when or where your ‘Then’ was taken!). The challenge starts at midnight on March 17 and ends on March 24 at 3:00 PM EDT. Check out the #EmoryThenandNow 2021 – Official Rules for full challenge details.

What gifts count in Emory Day of Giving?

All gifts made at dayofgiving.emory.edu count. Gifts received online using engage.emory.edu/DoGVIP or received via mail (using Emory Day of Giving remit form or reference to Emory Day of Giving) by March 16 will be uploaded to dayofgiving.emory.edu and counted in “most dollars” and “top donors” leaderboards. Mail gifts received after March 16 will count toward final Emory Day of Giving campaign totals but we cannot guarantee they will be uploaded on dayofgiving.emory.edu or count in “most dollars” and “top donors” leaderboards. Gifts made on March 24 at Momentum.emory.edu will be uploaded to dayofgiving.emory.edu and count in “most dollars” and “top donors” leaderboards.


Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

For general questions about your gift, call 404-712-GIVE (4483) or email annualgiving@emory.edu.

What if I don't see my area of interest in the participating groups?

If you are not able to find the area you would like to support, please select the Department or Program of your choice, select "Other" in the Fund Designation drop down menu, and type in the program and/or fund name you wish to support. If you are unsure of the Department or Program, please select General University as the Department or Program, select "Other" in the Fund Designation drop down menu, and type in the program and/or fund name you wish to support. We will ensure your gift is designated appropriately.

Can I make a gift to multiple departments/programs in one single transaction?

Yes! To do so, click the "+ Add another gift to your donation" link in the Donate section on the giving page.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site. When making a gift with your credit card, be sure to use your billing address and NOT your mailing address. 

Are gifts tax-deductible?

All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Once you complete your gift transaction, you will receive an email confirmation. This will serve as your official gift acknowledgement and tax receipt from Emory University.

How can I make my donation go even further?

Thousands of companies match gifts to higher education, which can double or triple your gift. To find out if your employer (or your spouse's employer) has a matching gift program, visit www.matchinggifts.com/emory. If so, please contact your Human Resources representative for a matching gift form. You may need to provide Emory's Employer Identification Number (EIN) on the form, which is 58-0566256.

Is it safe to make an online gift?

Yes. When you make a gift at dayofgiving.emory.edu, gifts are processed through a third-party secure payment processing vendor. The information you provide when you make a gift will be used by Emory University for the purpose of correctly allocating, crediting, and acknowledging your gift. The charge on your credit card statement will appear from EMORY MOMENTUM. When making a gift with your credit card, be sure to use your billing address and NOT your mailing address. 

Still have questions?

Contact us at annualgiving@emory.edu