What is Giving CMU Day?

Giving CMU Day is 24 hours of generosity in which the CMU community comes together to support the areas of CMU that mean the most to them! On November 29, students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff and friends have the opportunity to give, share the excitement of the day on social media and see their impact multiplied through Giving CMU Day-exclusive matches and challenges.

How do I decide where to give?

Your gift is your choice and the sky is the limit! That’s one of the perks of Giving CMU Day — you can choose the area of impact for your individual gift and also be part of the day’s collective impact. Each school, department, student organization and program has indicated the funds that most need your support, so if you can’t quite decide where to direct your gift, the Giving CMU Day site is your one-stop-shop for stellar inspiration. We know it’s hard to pick just one area or fund that means the most to you, so you do have the opportunity to split your donation and support multiple areas, all in one transaction.

 How do I decide on how much to give?

ANY gift of ANY amount plays a role in taking CMU to new heights. Giving CMU Day is special because it showcases the power of individual supporters coming together to make a collective impact.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

You will be sent a confirmation email after making your gift. Your tax receipt will be sent by the CMU Gift Administration team in December. If you have any issues, please email gift-administration@andrew.cmu.edu

Can international community members participate in Giving CMU Day?

Yes! If you have any issues with your online gift processing, please email gift-administration@andrew.cmu.edu

When will this year's challenges be announced?

This year's challenge and matching gifts will be announced on November 28 (one day ahead of Giving CMU Day). And you didn't hear it here, but there will be a few surprise pop-up challenges announced on the day itself.

How is my impact multiplied?

A number of matches and challenges will be announced. If your gift qualifies for a match, a generous donor has agreed to match your contribution to the fund you chose. If your gift is part of a challenge, a generous donor has pledged an additional gift toward the fund of their choosing IF that fund reaches a specific dollar or donor amount. When that occurs, the challenge or matching gift will be unlocked and added to that fund's total. Giving CMU Day is one of your only chances each year to see your gift multiplied!

Can I do more than make a philanthropic gift?

There are a number of ways to take your involvement to new heights!

  • Encourage your friends and colleagues to participate and help us reach our goal.
  • Share your real-time experience on Giving CMU Day on your social media channels using the hashtag #givingCMUday
  • Visit our "Be Social" site to register as a Social Media Ambassador. Once you're registered, the CMU team will provide you with a suite of images and suggested posts to inspire your connections to make a gift.
  • Follow Giving CMU Day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be in the know as we countdown the days to liftoff.

My question wasn't answered here; who can I contact?

Email annual-giving@andrew.cmu.edu