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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about 2022 Day of Giving.

What is All In For SCU?

All In for SCU is our annual Day of Giving—an inspiring online fundraising event and Bronco rally on April 6, 2022.

All gifts made on April 6th between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. PST will count toward SCU's Day of Giving, and the running total will help unlock the challenges issued throughout the day. 

Why give on April 6, 2022?

Your gift will go further on April 6th and have a greater impact thanks to generous Bronco supporters who have funded multiple challenges. Your gift to the campus unit or program you care about most can have a double impact. It will give a direct boost to your unit or program. And it can help your unit or program win a share of the day's challenges. Throughout the day, live leaderboards will show progress for the challenges, making it possible to follow along in real time.

Why is it important to be counted in on April 6th?

SCU's annual Day of Giving is not a spectator sport. It's all about joining in and being counted. The more Bronco alumni, family, and friends who give, the more others will be inspired to follow the lead. It's that simple. And that's why we call the day, All In For SCU.

Besides giving, how can I help All In For SCU be the best giving day ever? 

Let everyone know! Tell your friends, family, and networks that you’ve made a gift, and encourage them to give. Post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #AllInForSCU. Send an email. Make a call.

Better yet, sign up to be a Day of Giving Ambassador by clicking on the Ambassador tab at the top of this webpage. You'll have access to a personal dashboard with special social media tools that make it even easier to reach and share the excitement with your network. You can also track the impact of your messages, including the number of new gifts you've motivated.

How can I follow the action? Where are the challenge winners displayed?

On April 6th, follow the excitement on givingday.scu.edu. Click Challenges & Leaderboards to see the challenges and real-time results.

What are the Day of Giving challenges?


Adding to the excitement and fun of the day, several special micro-challenges aimed at benefiting specific units or programs, or encouraging social media engagement, will be announced and activated during the day.

How does counting for the challenges and leaderboards work?

If you find it in your heart to support multiple areas across campus, thank you! 

However, we will make adjustments on the back end if we identify "ballot-stuffing" -- a large number of small gifts made to a specific school, center or initiative to inflate the number of donations. You will do more to support the areas you care most about by making your gift and then spreading the word to encourage others to join you!

Want to fund a Day of Giving Challenge?

Thank you for your leadership! For more information, contact our Giving Team at 408-554-4400 or giving@scu.edu.

What if I am experiencing an error on the donation page?

Please delete symbols such as # and & (for example, Apt #31). We have found that this "fixes" most of the processing problems. If your gift form still is not working, please call us directly at (408) 408-554-4400.

How does a donor or gift count towards a challenge gift?

A donor is counted as each individual email address linked to a transaction. A gift is counted as an individual transaction made to a specific area.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. Santa Clara is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (SCU’s Tax ID is: 94-1156617). You will receive an email confirmation as your receipt for tax purposes, and your gift may be eligible for tax-deduction based on your personal tax bracket and other circumstances. 

My company offers matching gifts, can they count for Day of Giving? 

Yes! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please click here. Matching gifts will count towards the Day of Giving total once they have been received.

How can I make sure my gift counts on SCU's Day of Giving?

On April 6th, you can make your gift in one of two ways: 

1. Online at givingday.scu.edu (click Give Now), between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. PST.

2. By phone at 408.554.4400, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST. 

If you need assistance making your gift, call 408.554.4400 between now and April 6th, or email us at giving@scu.edu.

If you would like to make your gift by check, it must arrive no later than April 6th. Write "Day of Giving" and the fund(s) you want to support in the memo section. Make your check payable to Santa Clara University, and mail it to:

Santa Clara University
Development Office
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-1400

Where does my gift go?

One hundred percent of your gift goes directly where you choose it to go: your college, school, or department; your favorite program; to a scholarship; or to Athletics—whatever matters most to you. 

Does my gift count toward my undergraduate reunion class campaign totals?

If you are in the undergraduate classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017 then YES.  All gifts to all areas of campus made by classmates between January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022 will be counted towards the 2022 reunion campaigns.

How can I get more information?

Email giving@scu.edu or call 408-554-4400.

Still have questions?

Contact us at giving@scu.edu