FAQ


Q. What is Vanderbilt Giving Day?

Vanderbilt Giving Day is 24 hours when we all come together to show our Commodore pride by giving to the areas of Vanderbilt that mean the most to us.

Gifts of all sizes will add up to have a big impact for students, faculty and our entire community. Help us set a record and reach our goal of 6,300 donors in one day!


Q. When is Vanderbilt Giving Day?

Vanderbilt Giving Day is on June 5, 2018 from midnight to 11:59 PM.


Q. Who can participate in Giving Day?

Anyone! We encourage all alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends to participate by making a gift through the Vanderbilt Giving Day online portal via credit or debit card.


Q. Why should I give to Vanderbilt?

Gifts large and small come together to provide important funding for areas across our university and allow us to continue fulfilling our mission to educate, discover and lead. Thanks to donor support, we are able to offer countless opportunities to our students, faculty and the entire campus community.


Q. Can I give to any area of the university?

Yes. From your school to athletics or your favorite student group, you can make your gift to the area of Vanderbilt that is most meaningful to you.


Q. What if I have already made a gift to Vanderbilt this fiscal year?

Thank you for your support! You are already making a difference. A participation gift on June 5 will enable Vanderbilt to do even more and help us reach our Giving Day goals. We hope you will be part of this exciting day.


Q. Is there a minimum gift amount?

The minimum gift amount is $1. Our goal for the day is based on participation, and gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated. When our entire community comes together to support Vanderbilt, big things can happen.


Q. Can I make a gift via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit https://www.givingday.vanderbilt.edu on your mobile device.


Q. Are Vanderbilt Giving Day contributions tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation of your gift, as well as a gift receipt in the mail. If you have questions about the tax deductibility of your gift, please consult with your tax professional.


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is the secure giving platform that Vanderbilt is using to facilitate raising money, engaging donors and managing volunteers on Vanderbilt Giving Day. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.


Q. Who will receive my contact information?

Only Vanderbilt will have access to your name and contact information. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.


Q. How can I help spread the word about Vanderbilt Giving Day?

You can help spread the word by volunteering as a Vanderbilt Giving Day Ambassador. Learn more and sign up here.


Q. Who can I contact with additional questions about Vanderbilt Giving Day?

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Annual Giving at (866) 882-3863 or givingday@vanderbilt.edu.