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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Giving Tuesday 2021.

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global celebration of giving on November 30. All gifts made on November 30 between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. PST will count toward Giving Tuesday.

Why give on November 30?

​When you give, others will be inspired to follow your lead. Give today and power OHSU and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital's leading-edge research, world-class education and life-saving care for all. 



How can I get more information?

You can contact us at 503-220-8327 or [email protected].

Besides giving, how can I help Giving Tuesday be successful?

Let everyone know! Tell your friends, family and networks that you’ve made a gift, and encourage them to give. Post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn using the hashtags #givingtuesday, #ohsu and #doernbecher. Send an email. Make a call. Share why you celebrate and support OHSU.

How can I make sure my gift counts on Giving Tuesday?

On November 30, you can make your gift in one of two ways: 

1. Online at (click Give Now), between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. PST.

2. By phone at 503-220-8327, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST. 
If you need assistance making your gift, call 503-220-8327 or email us at [email protected]

If you prefer to make your gift by check, please write "Giving Tuesday" in the memo line and mail it to OHSU Foundation, P.O. Box 29017, Portland, OR 97296. We are grateful for your participation. Please note that gifts received after November 30 may not count toward the matching gifts or participation challenges.

How do the Challenges work?

For only 24 hours, your gift up to $5,000 to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute or student scholarships through the Sprint for OHSU Students* will be matched dollar for dollar while funds last.

Thanks to a generous donor gift, we have a 24-hour participation challenge for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Help us reach 200 gifts in 24 hours for Doernbecher and UNLOCK $20,000 — all benefitting kids and their families!**

Susan B. Olson, PhD ’84 and William R. Nelson have generously committed $5,000 for the Excellence and Equity in Medical Education Scholarship. Their gift will be unlocked when 40 additional gifts of $10 or greater are made to this OHSU student-led scholarship, to support incoming medical students and OHSU's goal of promoting a diverse student body. We are grateful for their long term commitment to diversity in all aspects of medical and scientific education.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Abracadabra Foundation, gifts to support ADHD research will be matched 1:1 while funds last.

*Funds qualifying for the Sprint for OHSU Students 1:1 match include current-use scholarship and student support funds and endowment income gifts; gifts below $50,000 to existing endowment funds are not eligible.

**Gifts of $10 or more to a Doernbecher fund count toward the participation challenge.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

You will receive an email confirmation as your receipt for tax purposes. The Oregon Health & Science University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID Number 23-7083114. Contributions to the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

What if I am experiencing errors on the donation page?

- Please make sure you selected an Impact Area to direct your gift to as well as a Fund Designation.

- Make sure you entered a gift amount and all of the information for required fields (which are marked with an *).

- Try donating on a different device such as a phone, tablet or computer.

- Try donating with a different web browser.

- Try deleting symbols such as # and & (for example, Apt #31). 

If you are still unable to make your gift, please call us directly at 503-220-8327.

You can also email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

Still have questions?

Contact us at [email protected]