Frequently Asked Questions

What is Giving Day?

Boston University Giving Day 2017 is a one-day online fundraising drive on April 5, 2017. It’s a day for alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff, and friends from all over the world to come together to give back and celebrate what they care about at BU.

Why is Giving Day Different Than Any Other Day?

Thanks to a group of generous donors, every gift on Giving Day helps earn bonus funds for BU schools and colleges, teams, and programs. In other words, every gift makes an even bigger impact.

There will also be special one-time challenges that will give areas at BU the chance to compete for additional matching funds. You make a huge difference when you give to BU. And for 24 hours on Giving Day, your gift can do even more.

How Can My Gift Be Counted Toward Giving Day?

On April 5, come back to this page and click on the “Donate Now” button to make your gift and be counted in on Giving Day.

Can Anyone Participate in Giving Day?

Absolutely. Support from everyone in the BU community (family, friends, fans, staff, students) counts on this day.

Where Does My Gift Go?

Gifts go where donors want. You may choose to designate your gift to any BU school or college, to a BU Athletics team, to Boston University overall, or to any of our many other funds. Just click “Donate Now,” and select where you’d like to designate your gift.

Will 100% of My Gift Go Where I Designate It?


How Can I Help Spread The Word?

Your voice will make Giving Day a success. Post about BU Giving Day on all of your social networks using #BUGivingDay and bu.edu/givingday. Even easier—sign up to be a Giving Day Online Ambassador and you’ll automatically get the latest info to share with your networks.

Is My Payment Secure?

Yes. All payments will be processed using a secure online giving form. The information collected during Giving Day will be used only by Boston University.

Will My Gift Be Tax-Deductible?

Yes. To learn more about tax deductions on your gift to BU, please click here.

Can I Make A Recurring Gift?

You can always make a recurring gift at bu.edu/give. However, all gifts made through the Giving Day site will be processed as one-time gifts.

I Still Have Questions. How Can I Get in Touch?

Feel free to send us an email at givingday@bu.edu or call us at 1-800-447-2849.