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Day of Giving Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Day of Giving?
Hofstra’s Day of Giving is a 24 hour online giving initiative that encourages alumni, parents and friends to make a philanthropic to Hofstra University. All gifts made online via www.hofstra.edu/giving on Thursday, April 4, 2019 will be counted towards 2019 Day of Giving totals. Each investment, no matter the amount or the designation, makes an impact here at the University.
Where Does My Gift Go?
Day of Giving 2019 will focus on raising support for The Deans highest priority areas within each school and college.  Of course, philanthropy is personal and we encourage donors to give to an area that is important to them-just as long as alumni give!   Money raised on Hofstra's Day of Giving will benefit the area selected by the donor.   
Can I Designate My Gift?
Absolutely! What matters most is that you make a gift. Simply choose your designation under “Your Gift Designation” on the online giving page. There is a selection option for “Other.”
Can I Make My Gift In Honor/In Memory of Someone?
Yes. Under “Your Gift Designation” on the gift page you will see the option to select “In Honor of” or “In Memory of.” Simply select which tribute applies and fill in the name(s) of those you wish to celebrate.
Is it Safe to Make My Gift Online?
Yes. Making a gift online via our giving page is both easy and secure.
Is There a Minimum Gift Amount?
Yes. Our secure online giving page has a minimum gift amount of $10. We accept American Express, Visa and MasterCard.
Can I Make a Day of Giving Gift by Mail?
Yes!  By participating offline, you can take part in  Early Give VIP option. To make your gift by check, your check must:
  • Be made payable to Hofstra University and show “Day of Giving” in the memo line
  • Be received at the University between March 14 – April 4
  • Be mailed to:
    Sybil Doleyres
    Assistant Director for Annual Giving
    Hofstra University
    Room 102K, Hofstra Hall
    101 Hofstra University
    Hempstead, NY 11549
Can I Make a Day of Giving gift by Phone?
If you would like to make your gift via a credit/debit card over the phone, please contact Sybil Doleyres, Assistant Director for Annual Giving at (516) 463-6180.
Are Day of Giving Gifts Tax-Deductible?
Yes. Gifts made online for Day of Giving are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donors receive an email confirmation after making their gift followed by a tax receipt in the mail within two weeks after your gift is processed.