What is Giving Day?
UWL Giving Day takes place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. It is our opportunity to show our UWL pride and gratitude for the impact the University of Wisconsin - La Cross has had on each of us, in our communities, and around the world. On this day, UWL supporters can make a gift of any size to the designation of our choice.
This year, we’re asking our alumni, friends, faculty and staff, students and parents to participate in this inaugural event. Every gift matters and makes a difference to a student in need. We are all part of the amazing UWL Family and together we can make a difference.
Why Giving Day?
The La Crosse Experience — that special, nostalgic knowledge known only to UWL alums is made possible in part by philanthropy. Giving Day is a chance for alumni and friends to give back and make a difference to assure that current and future students continue to receive that unique, La Crosse Experience. Giving Day is a chance to celebrate all the things we love about UWL, a chance in helping the University reach the Giving Day goal.
What makes my contribution special on Giving Day?
Your gift is especially meaningful on Giving Day because you are helping to reach our 500-gift goal. Your gift also has greater impact because it helps unlock matched gifts that are only available on Giving Day. Over $25,000 in special gift-matching incentives are available for your favorite programs and initiatives.
How can I make my gift on Giving Day?
We appreciate your support! Here are the ways you can give:
Now - November 30: Online at uwlax.edu/foundation/give-now *add 'Giving Day' in the comments
On Giving Day: A unique giving platform will be featuring specific areas of campus that you can support.
By mail: You may make a check possible to the UWL Foundation, include 'Giving Day' in the memo line.
I am a faculty/staff member. Can I give through payroll deduction?
Yes! You will have the opportunity to make your gift through payroll deduction. Click here to make your gift on or before December 1.
Will my employer match my gift?
Your gift may be eligible to be matched by your employer. You can use our search tool to see if your company will match gifts to UWL.
Is there a minimum gift amount?
There is a $5 minimum for your gift to be counted toward Giving Day. All gifts work together to make a difference!
Will my gift be tax-deductible?
Donations to UWL on Giving Day will generate a gift receipt issued by the UWL Advancement Office that substantiate a donor’s charitable contribution that can be used for tax purposes.
What other ways can I help a Day of Giving be a success?
You can support Giving Day by spreading the word on social media and encouraging others to participate. Please use #uwlgivingday to join in posting and spreading the word about Giving Day through your social media accounts!
How do I make a gift to an area I do not see listed?
To give to an area not listed on Giving Day, please use the search bar near the bottom of the Giving Day homepage. If you cannot find the area you are looking for, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.
I still have a question. How can I get in touch?
Please contact us at email@example.com or 608-785-6803