Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about University of Redlands Fall Giving Day.

What is #URtogether?

#URtogether is our second Giving Day! Last year's Giving Day, we asked you to give to what you love at Redlands. This year, we hope you will make a contribution on Giving Day because you love Redlands. Together, we can ensure that our students are still able to receive a true Redlands experience, whether physically on campus, virtually, or a hybrid of both. Join us, make your gift, a show why #URtogether

Why is it important for my gift to be counted on September 10th?

Redlands Giving Day is not a spectator sport. It's all about joining in and being counted. The more Bulldog alumni, family, and friends who give, the more people we can reach and inspire to give as well. It's that simple. And that's why it's important to show that #URtogether!

Besides giving, how can I help #URtogether break records? 

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

Better yet, sign up to be a Giving Day 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.

However you choose to get the word out, you can make an enormous difference in the success of Redlands Giving Day!

Want to fund a Giving Day Match or Challenge?

Thank you for wanting to get more involved! For more information, contact Carignane von Pohle at (909) 748-8385 or carignane_vonpohle@redlands.edu.

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

On April 2, follow the excitement on givingday.redlands.edu. Click Challenges & Leaderboards to see real-time results.

How can I make sure my gift counts on Redlands Giving Day?

Beginning on September 10, the page will go live. You can make your gift one of two ways:

1. Online at givingday.redlands.edu (click Give Now), between 4:00 p.m., 9/10/20 and 11:59 p.m. PST, 9/11/20.

2. By phone at (909) 748-8068, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST on September 10th.

 

If you need assistance making your gift, call (909) 748-8068 between now and September 10, or email us at rfund_crowdfunding@redlands.edu.

If you would like to make your gift by check, it must arrive no later than March 31. Write "Giving Day" and the fund(s) you want to support in the memo section. Make your check payable to University of Redlands, and send it to:

University of Redlands
Development Office
1200 East Colton Avenue

PO Box 3080
Redlands CA 92373

DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the University of Redlands, we declare that all donors have these rights: 

 

1. To be informed of the University’s mission, of the way the University intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the University’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

3. To have access to the University’s most recent financial statements.

4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing the University will be professional in nature.

8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the University, or hired solicitors.

9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that the University may intend to share.

10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.

 

The text of this statement was developed by, and adapted from, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits, and was adopted in November 1993.

Why give specifically on September 10, 2020?

Your gift will go further on September 10, and have a bigger impact, thanks to generous Bulldog supporters who have funded multiple challenges. Your gift to the department, organization, or program you care about most can have a greater impact. It can also 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.

Are you 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. Also, please make sure the name and address provided match your billing information. If your gift form still is not working, please feel free to call us directly at (909) 748-8068.

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!

Is my gift tax-deductible?

You will receive an email confirmation, which will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please contact your tax advisor for additional guidance.

I made a gift to "Other" Fund, but didn't put a designation. Where will it go?

If you would like to designate it to a specific area of campus, please contact us at rfund_crowdfunding@redlands.edu or (909) 748-8068 by 5 p.m. PST on September 10. Otherwise, we will designate it to the Redlands Fund (area of greatest need) for your convenience. Thank you again for your gift!

Does my gift count toward the Forever Yours campaign?

Yes! Your donation on Redlands Giving Day will count toward the Forever Yours campaign participation rate. If you've already given this year, we thank you. We also encourage you to make another gift on Redlands Giving Day, because only gifts made on September 10 will count toward the day's challenges. Most important, your gift will inspire others to give, too!

How can I get more information?

Email rfund_crowdfunding@redlands.edu or call (909) 748-8068.

Still have questions?

Contact us at rfund_crowdfunding@redlands.edu