Give Day FAQ

  • What is W&L Give Day?

    On W&L Give Day, we are challenging the W&L community – students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends — to make a gift within a 24-hour period. Gifts made within the 24-hour window of March 14, 2019, from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT will be counted.

  • Why is Give Day different than any other day?

    You’ll help make a tremendous impact in just 24 hours. The goal is to inspire donors to give within 24 hours on March 14, 2019. Each person making a gift, large or small ($5 minimum), will count toward the donor goal.

  • Who can participate in Give Day?

    Anyone can support W&L on Give Day by making a gift of $5 or more. Alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, undergraduate and law students are all eligible to participate in Give Day.

  • What type of gifts are accepted on Give Day?

    Only cash gifts (meaning, not pledges) are counted toward Give Day totals. This includes new or additional cash gifts for this fiscal year. If you have an existing pledge, a cash fulfillment or partial fulfillment of that pledge will count toward Give Day totals.

  • Can I make a pledge?

    Pledges will not be counted toward Give Day goals, only cash gifts. However, if you currently have a pledge and wish to make a payment during Give Day, that cash payment will be counted.

  • Can I give to any area of the university on Give Day?

    Yes! We welcome gifts to any area of the university on Give Day, but restricted gifts will not count toward the Give Day dollar total. That’s because Give Day is focused on raising excitement around, and support for, the Annual Fund – the source of unrestricted dollars that touches every aspect of the university.

  • Can I make a payment on an existing pledge today?

    Yes! This is a great day to fulfill an existing Annual Fund pledge.

  • Is my payment secure?

    Yes. All payments will be processed using a secure online giving form. The information collected during Give Day will be used only by W&L.

  • Will my gift be tax-deductible?

    Yes!

  • What if I have already made my gift for fiscal year 2019 (I donated between July 1, 2018 and March 13, 2019)?

    If you have already made a gift in fiscal year 2019, THANK YOU! There are two ways to be counted as a Give Day 2019 participant.

    1. If you already made a gift ($5 or more) through the pre-Give Day website, you will be counted as a Give Day donor and your gift counted in the dollar total.
    2. If you make an additional gift ($5 or more) to the Annual Fund on March 14, you will be counted as a Give Day donor and your gift counted in the dollar total.
  • My spouse and I are both alumni. Will we each count toward the donor goal?

    Yes. You will each be counted as Give Day donors and receive credit for your gift.

  • My spouse and I are both non-alumni W&L parents. Will we each count?

    No. You will each receive credit for your gift, but only count as one Give Day donor.

  • I am an alumna/alumnus but my spouse is not, how will our gift count?

    You will each receive credit for your gift, but only count as one Give Day donor.

  • Why should I participate in W&L Give Day?

    Give Day is a celebration of the W&L community and what W&L means to you. Generous donors have committed a number of challenge funds to inspire the W&L community to make gifts to W&L in just 24 hours. ​​​​​​​

  • How can I make my gift?

    Visit https://giveday.wlu.edu/makeagift between 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 14, 2019 to make a gift to the Annual Fund. Once the clock starts, you'll see a blue "Give Now!" button on every page of the site.

    While we strongly encourage you to make your gift online, you can also make your gift via mail or by calling 540.458.8420.

  • Is it possible to make a gift by mail or phone?

    While we urge you to make your gift online, you can also make a gift via mail or phone. Please send your check to the following address, made payable to “Washington and Lee University.” Please write “Give Day” in the memo section of your check and ensure it is postmarked by March 14, 2019, to count toward our grand total and donor goals. 

    Washington and Lee University
    204 W. Washington Street
    Development Building
    Lexington, VA 24450

    If you prefer to give by phone, please call 540.458.8420.

  • I still have questions. How can I get in touch?

    Feel free to email us at annualfund@wlu.edu or call us at 540.458.8420.