Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about OHSU Give Day 2024.

What is OHSU Give Day?

Celebrating its fourth year on May 22, OHSU Give Day is a day of community where donors come together to make an impact. It's a special opportunity for you to give to the areas at OHSU you care most about. Your support of OHSU Give Day will help make a difference through life-changing care, research and education.

Why give on OHSU Give Day?

On May 22, there will be exclusive matches and challenges available to make your gift's impact go further. And, when you give, others will be inspired to follow your lead. Together, we can make a bigger difference.

How do the matches and challenges work?

Matches double the impact of your gift. A match can be 1:1 to the fund you are giving to or the match can support an area or fund designated by the donor providing the match. Details are included on each match and challenge. Matches are available while funds last. Participation challenges are driven by the number of gifts toward a certain fund. Once the challenge is met, the gift is unlocked. If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 503-228-1730.

Besides giving, how can I help OHSU Give Day 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, X (Twitter) or LinkedIn using the hashtag #ohsugiveday. Send an email. Make a call. Share why you celebrate and support OHSU.

Sign up to be a Give Day Ambassador by clicking on the Ambassador tab at the top of this webpage. You'll have access to a personal dashboard with a toolkit that will make it even easier to reach out and share the excitement with your network. You can also track the impact of your messages, including the number of new gifts you've motivated.

How do I make my gift on May 22?

On May 22, you can make your gift in one of two ways: 

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

2. By phone at 503-228-1730, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST. 

– If you're making your gift on an Apple device, you'll have the option of using Apple Pay or your credit card. If you're making your gift on an Android device, you can make your gift by credit card.

Can I make my gift by check, stock or from my IRA?

– If you're mailing in a check, please write Give Day in the memo. Gifts that are received after May 22 may not be eligible for matches or challenges if matching funds are exhausted or the challenge is completed. 

– If you'd like to make your gift by stock or from your IRA, please call us at 503-228-1730, or email us at [email protected].

Is there a minimum gift amount?

Yes, there is a $10 minimum. Your gift, no matter the amount, can make a difference. Even small gifts, when pooled together with others’ contributions, can achieve big results!

Can I fund an OHSU Give Day Challenge? 

Yes! We're grateful to have leaders step up to make inspirational gifts. For more information, contact us at 503-220-8327 or [email protected].

Can I make multiple gifts at the same time to different funds? 

Yes! When you get to the donation form, click on the little blue plus sign that says, "+ Add another gift to your donation."

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. Please consult your tax professional for more information. 

What if the fund I want to support is not listed in the drop-down menu?

You can support any active fund at OHSU through using the "write-in" option. Select the closest area you can find under "Impact Areas." Then scroll down to the bottom of the list to select "Other" from the "Fund Designation" drop-down menu. Then type in the fund you want to support in the field that pops up that says, "Please designate gift below.*"

What if I am experiencing errors on the donation page?

- Make sure you entered a gift amount that is $10 or greater.

- Make sure you entered information for the required fields (which are marked with an *).

- If you are still unable to make your gift, please call us at 503-228-1730.

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

Still have questions?

Contact us at [email protected]

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