FAQ


Q. What is Unite for USD? 

Unite for USD is an online fundraising event to UNITE all members of the Coyote community – students, partners, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and community leaders - in celebration of USD! 


Q. When is #UniteforUSD?

In recognition of 1862 - the year USD was founded - Unite for USD will span 1,862 minutes starting Wednesday, February 12 at 10:57 a.m. and ending Thursday, February 13 at 6 p.m


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. 


Q. Who can donate?

Anyone! Donating online is a quick and easy way to participate in Unite for USD. Prefer to work directly with our staff? No problem! Give us a call at 800-521-3575 to make your gift over the phone. 


Q. Can I participate in #UniteforUSD if I did not graduate from the university?

Yes! Students, parents, faculty/staff, and friends are invited to participate during Unite for USD. When prompted in the giving form, select the role you affiliate with most closely. Every gift makes a difference and united we can transform the university experience for every student in a big way.


Q. What forms of donations are accepted?

MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted on the Unite for USD website. Donations via cash or check must be received by the USD Foundation by 6 p.m. on February 13


Q. Is my gift tax deductible? Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes! All gifts made during Unite for USD are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. You will automatically receive an e-receipt acknowledging your gift. 


Q. Is there a minimum gift?

There is a $5 minimum donation.


Q. Is my payment secure?

Absolutely! Unite for USD is facilitated by GiveGab, a company who has partnered with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1 (the most stringent level of certification possible) to process all gifts made through UniteforUSD.org. Read through Stripe's security documentation online.


Q. Does it cost anything to give through UniteforUSD? How much of my donation will the university receive?

It does not cost anything to make a gift. USD will receive 100% of your donation to support students and university priorities. You have the option to cover processing fees in addition to your gift, if you so choose. 


Q. How do I get involved?

Sign up to be a social ambassador! Sign up at UniteforUSD.org and click ‘fundraisers’ to sign up. Post about the giving day on your social media accounts February 12 & 13. It’s that easy!



Q. Can I use my employer's matching gifts funds?

Yes! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of your employer's generosity to enhance the impact of your support at USD. 


Q. Who do I contact with questions about #UniteforUSD?

giving@uniteforusd.org | 800-521-3575