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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about ALL IN FOR UH.

What is UH Giving Day?

March 7, 2024 marks our 6th UH Giving Day and the university's 97th birthday! UH Giving Day is a university-wide 24-hour philanthropic campaign that brings our University of Houston community (students, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and more) together to show our collective Cougar spirit.


When does it start?

UH Giving Day will begin at 12:00 AM on Thursday, March 7, 2024, and will run until 11:59 PM on March 7.


Why should I participate?

Philanthropy is a critical part of the University of Houston’s success. It funds many scholarships for students who otherwise would not be able to attend college and supports the university’s top-notch faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and hands-on learning opportunities for students. Giving back is one of the greatest things we can do for our university and for future Cougars. Whether you can give $5 or $500, you make a difference.


How can I participate?

EVERYONE can participate in Giving Day. Make a gift, in any amount, and/or become a Giving Day Influencer!


How do I donate?

Click the "Make A Gift" button at the top of the website - www.allinforuh.com. The Giving Day website will track gifts in real time. You can see the progress of giving for each of the schools and units and various projects as well as updates for matches and challenges. Gifts made by other methods on Giving Day (by phone or mail) will count toward the day's totals, but only gifts made online count toward matching funds and challenges.


What will my donation fund?

It’s up to you! You may designate your gift to any area of the university that is important to you. Whether your heart is with your college or school or you have an interest in a specific research initiative or student program at UH, you are free to choose what your gift supports. When you make your gift, you can select from a list of colleges, schools and units to show your support.

What are "matches"?

Matches are supported by key donors to multiply the impact of your gift. When you donate, the matching challenger will match it 1:1 up to the goal amount. For example, a $100 gift is actually worth $200 to the fund of your choice when there is a dollar-for-dollar match. We're making double the difference!


What are "challenges"?

Challenges set goals based on a set of criteria and provide rewards for completion. For example, when a school reaches 50 gifts, $5,000 in additional funding will be awarded to the school.


What is a "leaderboard"?

Leaderboards will be visible on the Giving Day website during the 24-hour giving period. They provide a way to see results and compare progress toward match and challenge goals between participating groups during a set period of time.


Can I sponsor a match fund or challenge?

Yes! If you would like to sponsor a match or a challenge, we'd love to hear from you and work with you to make the match or challenge a success. Please contact Anessa Rios-Ezeude at annualgiving@uh.edu.


How do I spread the word about UH Giving Day?

Become a Giving Day Influencer! It is a great way to get involved and help spread the word!  You will be able to download a social media toolkit that you can use to share early and often on social media leading up to Giving Day, and especially throughout the day. There are prizes involved. Learn more here!


Spreading the word about UH Giving Day is key in making the 24-hour campaign a success. Talk about Giving Day to your friends, colleagues and anyone you think may be interested in supporting our students. Tell people why you think it's important to support UH!

Is my gift secure?

Absolutely. UH Giving Day is integrated into the university's online giving platform that utilizes Touchnet which is PCI Level 1-compliant. When making a gift during UH Giving Day, you are just as secure as making an online gift to the University of Houston.

What if my gift is not going through? 

Please make sure you have selected your desired Department or Program, correct Fund Designation, Gift Amount and entered in information for all of the required fields. If you are still having issues, please email our Donor Support Team at giving@uh.edu! You can also call us at (713) 743-4708.


How can I make a gift by check?

To make a gift by mail, make payable to University of Houston and send to the address below. Please be sure to include "Giving Day 2024" in the memo.


University of Houston

5000 Gulf Freeway, Suite 291

Houston, TX 77204-5016


Will I get a tax receipt for tax purposes?

Of course! After an immediate email confirmation, you will receive an official gift receipt via mail in 4-6 weeks.


Do you accept matching gifts from my employer?

What if I am UH Faculty or staff and want to complete my gift through payroll deduction?

Gift form coming soon. Please reach out to giving@uh.edu in the interim.

I missed UH Giving Day but still want to give. How can I make a donation?

You're not too late! Visit https://giving.uh.edu/gift/.


Will my contribution be tax deductible?

Yes! Note, if you receive any goods or services in return for your gift, such as auction items or tickets, the fair-market value of those items is not tax deductible.

Contributions to UH are subject to IRS Code sections 170(b)(1)(A)(ii) and 170(b)(1)(A)(v).

What if I can't find the fund I want to give to?

To make a gift to a designation that is not listed, please click "Other" on the donation page and complete the comment area.

Still have questions?

Contact us at giving@uh.edu