July 31, 2017


Frequently Asked Questions for the University of Findlay Day of Giving

​What is the University of Findlay Day of Giving?

The University of Findlay Day of Giving is a single day every year when Oilers everywhere join together to celebrate UF and support the student experience.

What is the goal?

This year’s Day of Giving goal is to inspire 250 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends to make a gift of any size.

How do I make a donation?

University of Findlay has partnered with GiveCampus to provide a seamless donor experience on our Day of Giving.

  1. Click “Give Now” in the top navigation
  2. Fill out the giving form
  3. Share on social media using #OilerUpGiveBack

Who can participate on the Day of Giving?

Anyone can participate in the Day of Giving. We need the entire UF community, alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and everyone else who cares about UF to #OilerUpGiveBack on the day.

How can I make the most out of my gift?

You don’t have to make a large gift to make a large impact. Make the most out of your gift by participating in challenges and matches and/or by giving to the Findlay Fund to support UF’s greatest needs.

Besides making a gift, how else can I show my support?

While we would love everyone to make a gift on the Day of Giving, we know that not everyone can.
Here are other ways you can get involved:

How can I become an advocate?

  1. Create a free account with email or securely with Facebook via GiveCampus
  2. Make your gift; consider a matching gift or challenge gift
    (Keep reading for more information on challenges and matches)
  3. Click here to learn more about becoming an advocate

How do I record a personal plea video?

  • Once you’ve created your account, locate the “Advocates” tab.
  • Ensure you’re signed up to be an Advocate.
  • Follow these easy steps.

What is the difference between matches and challenges?

Matches and challenges are similar; the key difference is that challenges are milestone-based (e.g. if 100 people donate, I will give $250) and matches are made on a per donor basis (e.g. I will match up to $500 on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the next $500 that is donated).

How do challenges work?

Challenges are ALL OR NOTHING. When you start a challenge you’re basically saying you will give $XXX if, and only if, a certain condition is met.
For example: “I will give $50, if and only if, 50 more donors give today.”

How do matches work?

You are willing to match $XXX per donor up to $XXX.
  1. First decide the amount you wish to give.
  2. Then decide if you wish to match dollar per dollar or dollar per donor.
  3. Indicate your match ends when the Day of Giving ends (Thursday, March 21 at noon).
  4. Consider optional guidelines for your match:

    1. Match a specific affiliation
    2. Match a specific class year
    3. Match a specific designation
    4. Match a list of email addresses

What areas of campus can I give to?

  • Findlay Fund (greatest impact)
  • Findlay Forward Student Scholarships
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (Liberal Arts)
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Sciences
  • Athletics (Oilers Club)
  • Mazza Museum
  • Christian Ministries
  • Other — write-in the area of your choice

Do I have to choose where my gift goes? If I don’t, who will benefit from my gift?

No, you do not have to choose a designation for your gift. If you don’t designate your gift it will go directly to the Findlay Fund.

Will my payment information be secure?

Yes. All payments will be processed using a secure online giving form. The information collected during the Day of Giving will be used solely by University of Findlay.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

No, donations in all amounts are graciously accepted.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes! All donations are tax-deductible. You will receive an email donation receipt after your donation is processed and a tax receipt via mail.

When will my credit card be charged?

Unless you have created a match or challenge, your credit card will be charged immediately.

What if I want my donation to be anonymous?

No problem! When making a donation, you can choose to not have your name displayed on the campaign page.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Joe Edens
Assistant Director of Annual Giving