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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about 2O36 Giving Week.

What is 2O36 Giving Week?

Emory's 2O36 Giving Week is a 5-day online giving event to support Emory's bicentennial vision of student flourishing. Promote, give, and watch the collective impact of the Emory community on scholarships, academic programs, campus experiences, and student organizations over the 100 hours.

When is 2O36 Giving Week?

Online giving at dayofgiving.emory.edu kicks off officially at 9 a.m. EDT Monday, October 31, and continues through 1 p.m. EDT Friday, November 4.

Why should I participate in 2O36 Giving Week?

From Oct. 31- Nov. 4, the Emory campus community will promote opportunities to support their respective departments, centers, and programs. Using first-hand testimonies from faculty, staff, and student leaders on how philanthropic support will impact their areas, the 2O36 Giving Week website allows donors to have a direct connection to those who will benefit from their gift. 

Follow 2O36 Giving Week to learn more about and support innovative, important programs essential to helping Emory students figure out not just what, but who they want to be in life. Plus your gift goes further with matches and $50,000 in challenges awarded to areas which receive the most gifts. 

Is it possible to make a gift by phone?

Because 2O36 Giving Week 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 timebound matches and challenges that are taking place throughout the campaign. To give by phone, you may call 404.712.GIVE (4483) from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT October 31 through November 3 and until Noon on November 4, 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 at dayofgiving.emory.edu to find the area that inspires you. From school specific scholarships and academic programs to campus-wide programs and student organizations, there are hundreds of ways to make a difference.  

What are matches and challenges?

Matching funds and challenges help drive competition among and increase support for participating groups. Matches double your gift to a specific school, unit, or program area. Challenges unlock bonus dollars when a goal is met. Challenge leaderboards are timebound and rank participating groups based on certain criteria, with the top groups earning bonus dollars. Amplify the impact of your gifts by visiting the Challenges page or seeing active matches and challenges on the 2O36 Giving Week homepage or the participating group landing page. Check back for updates throughout the event.

What other ways can I get involved?

Use our digital toolkit and share why you give to Emory using the hashtag #2O36GivingWeek! 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.  Ready for more? Turn your passion into real impact by becoming an Emory 2O36 Giving Week advancement volunteer. Advancement volunteers create excitement, receive insider updates, get others involved, and earn special prizes. 

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

Advancement volunteers are Emory’s digital leaders, sharing messages and creating excitement about 2O36 Giving Week before and during the campaign. In 2022, Emory had more than 880 volunteers who helped inspire one-third of Emory Day of Giving online gifts! With just a few hours of time, these volunteers help spread awareness—asking their network to give through email, text, direct message, and social media. Volunteers receive insider updates, earn Emory swag, and top fundraisers can win bonus dollars to allocate to their favorite school, unit or program. If you are interested in becoming an advancement volunteer, you can register online or email annualgiving@emory.edu with questions.

What gifts count in 2O36 Giving Week?

All gifts made at dayofgiving.emory.edu count. Gifts made by the deadlines below will be uploaded to dayofgiving.emory.edu and counted in "top donor" leaderboards. Gifts made online using a special early giving link can be made through Oct. 31. Credit card gifts can be made through the Donor Engagement Center (student calling program) from Oct. 25- Nov. 3. Mailed checks must reference 2O36 Giving Week and be received by Nov. 2. Mailed gifts received after Nov. 2 will count toward final campaign totals but we cannot guarantee they will be processed in time to be uploaded to dayofgiving.emory.edu. Confirmation from a Donor Advised Fund request must by emailed to annualgiving@emory.edu by Nov. 3. While we greatly appreciate pledges, only gift transactions (credit card or digital wallet payments) count in the 2O36 Giving Week campaign.

How can I represent my Emory alumni network?

For the first time, Emory alumni networks and affinity groups have the option to create their own microsites at and advocate for support to giving areas of their choice. Go to dayofgiving.emory.edu/alumni to see participating networks. By making your gift through an alumni network's page, you will help them compete for additional programmatic dollars awarded through the network leaderboard. 

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

Select the Department or Program of your choice (i.e. College of Arts and Sciences), then select "Other" in the Fund Designation drop down menu, and type in the program and/or fund name you wish to support (i.e. Biology Department). If you are unsure of the Department or Program, then go to General University, 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.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

For general questions about your gift, call 404-727-6200 or email annualgiving@emory.edu.

How do I use digital wallet payment options?

The 2O36 Giving Week platform accepts the following payment options: credit card and digital wallet options of PayPal, Venmo, and ApplePay. Digital wallet options will only appear if they are set up on your personal device. ApplePay is only available when using Safari as your mobile browser (ApplePay is not available on Chrome or Facebook browsers). Venmo is only available on mobile devices. When making your first Venmo gift, a pop-up will ask you to AGREE to Venmo’s service terms; this happens automatically on iPhone but on android devices, you will need to go to your Venmo app.

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.

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 I be charged for my gift?

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. Gifts made via Vemno, Paypal, and ApplePay will also be charged immediately against your account upon finalizing your gift on the site.

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 https://together.emory.edu/matching-gifts. 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