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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about BGSU One Day.

What is BGSU One Day?

Bowling Green State University’s dedicated Day of Giving, BGSU One Day, is a University-wide effort to inspire alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of BGSU to make a gift in support of their favorite BGSU college, program or cause.

Why should I participate in BGSU One Day?

Every gift makes a difference at BGSU. Since our founding in 1910, gifts of all forms and sizes have helped make BGSU a University of opportunity for students from all walks of life. Falcon alumni and friends have been giving back to the University for decades, but support is needed now more than ever. Your contribution on BGSU One Day shows the world the collective power of Falcon philanthropy.

How can I donate on BGSU One Day?

On April 6 and 7, you can make your donation online by clicking the “Give Now” button.

What area should I support?

You choose the area that means the most to you! If you are unsure, we recommend the Excellence Fund for BGSU, which provides support for the areas of greatest need on campus, or our Student Emergency Fund. Both funds have direct impact on our students.

What are match or challenge gifts?

These are gifts that have been pledged by generous donors and are designed to increase the impact of support to our students on BGSU One Day. In many cases, the impact of your gift can be doubled, or even tripled, based on the challenge gift associated with your donation.

For a complete list of challenge gifts, click here. Additional match and challenge gifts may be added throughout the 36-hour event, so be sure to check back frequently.

I want to become a BGSU One Day match or challenge donor. How do I get involved?

Thank you for your generosity! Please fill out the match and challenge gift form.

What if I want to make a gift before BGSU One Day?

Can’t wait until April 6-7 to make your gift? We appreciate your enthusiasm! Click here to make an immediate impact on our students. Your contribution will still be added to our BGSU One Day totals.

Are international donations accepted?

Yes, and thank you for thinking of your home away from home while you are away!

I don't see the fund I want to make a gift to on the BGSU One Day website, how do I make a gift to this fund?

You can make a gift to any BGSU fund here. Your contribution will be added to our BGSU One Day totals. 

What is a recurring gift?

A recurring gift allows you to continue your BGSU One Day impact all year long! When you make a recurring gift, your credit card will be charged each month for a length of time you select.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The BGSU Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.  Unless stated, no goods or services have been provided in return for this gift.  If your gift is for the Falcon Club Scholarship and Success Fund and you have accepted benefits, the Fair Market Value of those benefits is $60.00.  Under IRS guidelines, the Foundation must disclose the value of any “premium” or “benefit” received as a result of a gift.  A premium/benefit is not tax-deductible.  For any gift, consultation with a tax advisor may be appropriate.  If you should have questions, contact the BGSU Foundation, Inc. at 419-372-7645.

Who do I contact with additional questions?

We’re happy to help, please contact the BGSU One Day team at:

Email: oneday@bgsu.edu    |    Phone: 419-372-2424

Is my gift to the Falcon Club Scholarship and Success Fund a charitable contribution?

As a Falcon Club member, the IRS may limit the charitable deduction of your gift by the current market value of any Falcon Club parking pass provided to you or donations required to access certain seats. The fair market value of the parking pass is $60. The required payments for access to certain seats are as follows and are not tax-deductible: Football - $25/per seat for Premium Chairback Reserved and $10/per seat for Premium Bench Reserved, Basketball - $500/account for Courtside and $250/account for Anderson Club, and Hockey - $250/account for Chairback Reserved.

My employer has a matching gift program; can this support BGSU One Day?

For more information on how your matching gift can double, or even triple, the impact of your gift, please contact University Advancement at (419) 372-7772. Click here to learn more about our matching gifts program.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

All donations made online will be receipted immediately upon a successful transaction via e-mail and can be used for tax purposes. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy, please contact us at alumni@bgsu.edu or 419-372-2424.

I am a BGSU employee, how can I make my BGSU One Day gift with a payroll deduction?

Please click here to visit the Campus Campaign website. Scroll down to find the button titled "Campus Campaign Payroll Deduct Form", sign in and follow the prompts.

Still have questions?

Contact us at oneday@bgsu.edu