2019 Giving Tuesday Frequently Asked Questions

Ready to find your Kent State cause? Head over to Giving Tuesday HQ. Thank you for your support!

Why should I become a fundraiser?
What’s a boost?
What is a unique donor?
How are the 15 unique donors counted?
Why does my gift have to be $25 or more to count for a boost?
Where will the boosts go?
What happens if I don’t reach my goal?
What if I don’t want to pay by credit card?
What happens after Giving Tuesday?
What if I don’t see the fund I'd like to support listed on this site?
I am a Kent State employee and want to use payroll deduction. How do I do that?
Will my pledge or pledge payment to Kent State be matched?
I want to get involved - tell me how!
My child stole my credit card, I need a refund.
How can I find my fundraiser page or a friend’s?

 

Why should I become a fundraiser?

  • We know you love Kent State. By becoming a fundraiser you get to show that love to everyone you know. You are the best advocate for our university and your fund, and we are all about equipping you with the tools to share your Kent State story with your network.

What’s a boost?

  • The Kent State University Foundation will give a $500 “boost” – or monetary reward – to each featured fund for every 15 unique donors. Boosts are awesome, right?

What is a unique donor?

  • You are a unique donor for each fund to which you give. Each individual can only count once for each fund. This means that you can give a gift to multiple funds and count as a unique donor in each. Isn’t that great?

How are the 15 unique donors counted?

  • For each fund, we will count the number of unique donors who have given $25 or more.

Why does my gift have to be $25 or more to count for a boost?

  • Because the accountants told us so...

Where will the boosts go?

  • For every 15 unique donors who give $25 or more to a fund, the Kent State University Foundation will make a $500 contribution to that fund. We will be checking the number of unique donors every day and updating the fund's pages with the boosts as quickly as possible.

What happens if I don’t reach my goal?

  • That’s OK, we know you did your best! The funds you have raised will go to the area you choose to support. We can’t thank you enough for the work you did on behalf of Kent State.

What if I don’t want to pay by credit card?

  • We just discontinued our carrier pigeon service, but you can still mail gifts to us. We highly recommend only online giving during Giving Tuesday. That way, we can ensure that your gifts are counted for the boosts and other promotions during the month… You know what they say about snail mail, but here is our address if you do need to send a check. *Reminder, our online giving forms are safe and secure.

    Kent State University Foundation
    350 S. Lincoln Street
    P.O. Box 5190
    Kent, Ohio 44242-0001

What happens after Giving Tuesday?

  • The world returns to normal… but your impact lasts forever.

What if I don’t see the fund I'd like to support listed on this site?

  • You can likely find it on our main giving page. If you’re interested in crowdfunding for the fund you wish to support, we’d love to hear about your philanthropic passion at Kent State and get you all the details on how to participate during next year's Giving Tuesday! Email us: annualgiving@kent.edu.

I am a Kent State employee and want to use payroll deduction. How do I do that?

  • Awesome! Visit our Faculty and Staff giving page, and search for the fund you wish to support. Your gift will be added to the featured fund's campaign page and included in the Giving Tuesday initiative total. Thank you for support!

Will my pledge or pledge payment to Kent State be matched?

  • Pledges are great! Thank you for supporting Kent State, but we can only count new outright gifts for this initiative.

I want to get involved - tell me how!

  • You’re the best! We can’t thank you enough for choosing to get involved in Giving Tuesday. Try emailing your friends and family and telling them why you care about Kent State and the impact gifts will make. Also, social media is an awesome tool to spread the word. Maybe some people will give you an early holiday gift toward your favorite cause? For questions, contact us at annualgiving@kent.edu.

My child stole my credit card, I need a refund.

  • Oh no! No worries, we understand. Just contact us, and we can issue a refund! Email gifts@kent.edu or call 330-672-4438.

How can I find my fundraiser page or a friend’s?

  • Thank you for making a page! You can find it by navigating to the campaign you picked and searching for yourself under fundraisers. Or check your email. We sent you a intro email with all the details. It may have gone to your spam folder.