Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UND Gives.

What is UND Gives?

UND Gives is a 24-hour fundraising campaign in support of the University of North Dakota. On this day, Fighting Hawks near and far are encouraged to contribute to the UND programs and priorities most meaningful to them.

When is UND Gives?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019. All donations made between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. CST will count toward UND Gives totals.

How do I make a gift on UND Gives?

There are many ways to make a gift on UND Gives. To donate online with a credit card, visit To make a gift by phone, call 800.543.8764. To make a gift by cash or check, mail to or drop off at the Gorecki Alumni Center before April 24, at 3501 University Ave, Stop 8157, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

Want to fund a Day of Giving Challenge?

Thank you for your leadership! For more information, contact Deb Wilson at or 701.777.6428.  

Can I make a gift before Wednesday, April 24?

Thank you for your interest in participating in UND Gives! If you can’t make a gift on Wednesday, April 24, please call 800.543.8764 ahead of time to make your gift over the phone. Mention that your gift is for UND GIVES and we'll be sure to count it in our totals!

What if the area I would like to support is not listed? 

You may support any area at the University with your Giving Day gift. To designate your UND GIVES gift to an area that is not listed above, click on "Make Your Gift" and choose "Other" from the drop-down list of "Areas of Support"" and select "Other" from the drop-down list of "Fund Designations." You will be prompted to enter the designation for your gift.  

How do Matches and Challenges work? 

Your gift can count for as many matches and challenges for which it qualifies! To read about all the matches and challenges for different areas of the University, please see the challenges page. Matches DOUBLE your gift, turning $10 into $20, or $500 into $1,000! Challenges unlock extra money once the objective- either a certain donor or dollar amount- is reached.

How can I inspire others to give?

Post about #UNDGIVES on social media and share your reason for giving back to UND. Be sure to make your posts public so that they reach as many people as possible. Data shows that when you post about Giving Day on social media, you inspire three more people to give. Be sure to include the #UNDGIVES hashtag and the URL for the Giving Day site in all your posts! 

What if my question is not answered here? 

We would appreciate the opportunity to answer your question. Email anytime or call 800.543.8764 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT. 

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Yes. The minimum donation amount for online gifts is $5. Contributions of any amount will be accepted in person at our office, 3501 University Ave., Grand Forks, ND, or via telephone by calling 800.543.8764.

Where does my gift go?

Your gift goes directly where you designate it: to your college, school, or department; to a program; to scholarships; or to Athletics—whatever matters most to you. 

Can I give to more than one area on UND Gives? 

Yes! You can give to as many areas as you would like in a single submission of the donation form. On the donation form, click "+Add another gift to your donation," to make multiple gifts to different areas across the University in the same transaction.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes. Your gift is irrevocable and tax-deductible as prescribed by law. You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

How can I make my contribution go even further?

Thousands of companies match gifts to higher education institutions, which can double or even triple the impact of your contribution. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, please visit

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