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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Day of Giving 2019.

What is Giving Day?

Giving Day is a one-day online fundraising event on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 from midnight to midnight. We encourage all members of the Fresno State community to participate, including students, parents, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and community leaders. The goal is to have as many participants as possible come together to raise financial support for student success.

How do I participate in Day of Giving?

It's simple! Give online at and spread the word to family and friends. Make a gift to a specific school/college, or whichever program that resonates with you. Then encourage others to make a gift of support! The more people who participate, the greater the funds raised to strengthen the programs you care about. The beauty of digital fundraising is your message can be sent to anyone, anywhere.

Why should I participate?

This campaign enables Fresno State to succeed in its mission to boldly educate and empower students for success. Your gift, no matter how big or small, helps to make a transformative impact on the next generation of leaders.

What are the challenges?

Participating areas across campus can earn bonus funds, up to $75,000, provided by the Office of the President and the Fresno State Alumni Association. Challenges are designed to encourage donor participation and increase excitement about the campaign throughout the 24 hours.

How can I spread the word about Fresno State's Day of Giving?

Please use the hashtag #FresnoStateDOG on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and encourage others to give! Be sure to check out Fresno State's social media feeds and share posts throughout the day.

Is my Day of Giving contribution tax-deductible?

Absolutely. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. Please consult your tax adviser.

Is there a minimum gift amount?

Fresno State's Day of Giving accepts gifts of $10 or more.

Where should I give?

Give to whichever fund you choose! If you aren't sure of a specific area to give, the Fresno State Annual Fund provides for the highest priorities on campus. Or, you may support specific departments within schools/colleges by selecting 'Other' and typing in the program of your choice. Descriptions should be very specific to help gift processing.

Who can I contact for help?

Please contact Patricia O'Connor at 559.278.7392 or

For media inquiries, please contact Lisa Boyles, University Communications, at 559.246.1717 or

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