Below you will find answers to many common questions about Giving Day 2021.
What are the goals for Giving Day 2021?
Our goal is to engage 2,021 unique donors in 24-hours as well as to create a friendly competition among the colleges and departments to raise funds for initiatives across Cleveland State University.
What are the hourly challenges? How can I participate?
Each hour throughout Giving Day, donors may be entered to win prizes ranging from tickets to sporting events, to CSU attire and matching funds awarded to colleges, departments and programs.
How can I make a gift?
Make your gift to Giving Day via our Giving Day website: csugivingday.com. Only gifts received between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm (EST) on February 16, 2021 will be counted for Giving Day.
How do I become an Ambassador?
Click on the "Ambassador" portal on the top right of the homepage. Follow the registration prompts and help us spread the word about Cleveland State's 8th annual Giving Day. As an Ambassador, you will be entered to win exclusive prizes for those who bring in the most donors and dollars raised during the 24-hour period.
Where can I direct my gift?
You can make a gift to any area on campus - a specific department or program, an athletic team, your college's annual fund, scholarships...it’s your gift, you decide.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes. Your gift is tax deductible as prescribed by law. After submitting your online donation, you will receive an email confirmation that serves as your receipt for tax purposes.
Can my donation be anonymous?
We are happy to respect your privacy and you are free to hide your name and/or the amount you give on a project's donor wall. However, selecting these options does not mean your gift is anonymous to the CSU Foundation, and you will receive donor credit and all applicable tax benefits.
How can I make my contribution go even further?
Thousands of companies match gifts to higher education institutions, which can double or triple the impact of your contribution. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, please visit our matching gift page.
Is there a minimum donation amount?
There is no minimum donation amount, but there is a $5 minimum for online gifts. Every gift counts – it’s all about participation! Help us reach 2,021 donors!
Can I mail in a donation?
To mail in your gift, please send a check made out to the CSU Foundation with a note about Giving Day to: