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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 gift to Hofstra University. All gifts made online at dayofgiving.hofstra.edu on Friday, April 3, 2020 will be counted towards 2020 Day of Giving totals. Each investment, no matter the amount or the designation, makes an impact here at the University.
Can I Designate My Gift?
Absolutely! What matters most is that you make a gift. Simply choose your designation on the online giving page at dayofgiving.hofstra.edu.
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! 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 postmarked on or before April 3
  • Be mailed to:
    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 (516) 463-6510.
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.