Thank you for a successful Give Sac State Day! Although it is over, you can still contribute to our students, mission, and impact by clicking here.

Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Give Sac State Day 2021.

What is Give Sac State Day?

Give Sac State Day is a 36-hour online fundraiser that aims to rally support for the University through gifts from our #HornetFamily to the cause(s) they hold most dear, thereby generating the greatest opportunities for our current and future students. Whether you stand behind higher education, health and wellness, closing equity gaps, all of the above, and so much more, you can be #allinforSacState by making a gift on Give Sac State Day.

If you have time, click around and get familiar with how Sacramento State is expanding our impact on the region. Please bookmark this page and add this day to your calendar. Come back to visit us anytime and to learn a bit more about what we do. 

What are Challenge Gifts?

Challenges are created by very generous individuals and companies who have pledged funds to their favorite cause to create an incentive for others to give. Each challenge asks that a certain number of donors give to an area or cause to unlock the challenge gift of $1,000 or more. When the required number of donors make gifts to the specified area or cause, the challenge gift is unlocked.

Everyone's gift - no matter the amount - has the same power to unlock a challenge! Yes, that means that YOUR gift could be the difference.

How can I help spread the word?

You can help spread the word through your preferred social media channels by tagging your posts with #allinforSacState and #GiveSacStateDay. Please let your family, friends, and colleagues know about Give Sac State Day and encourage them to participate by making a gift to their favorite cause.

If you'd like to become an official Ambassador for Give Sac State Day, and access the Ambassador toolkit, please click on the Ambassador option at the top of our page.

What are Ambassadors?

The success of Give Sac State Day will rely on our ability to spread the word through all available social media channels - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Our ambassadors will play a key role in achieving that success.

Being an ambassador is as simple as posting on social media, sending an email to friends who may be interested, and/or distributing some flyers. When you become an ambassador, you'll have access to a variety of tools that you can use and customize to help us spread the word. Plus, it comes with some great gifts for your efforts along the way.

Where will my gift to Sacramento State go?

It is up to you - you can contribute towards your passion! Whether a college, department, cause, or student service program, you are providing opportunity and making a lasting impact on our students. You can designate a destination for your gift, or give to programs like the Sac State Greatest Needs Fund, the President’s Circle or the Dean’s Circle, in which funds are used to meet the University’s and specified Colleges’ most pressing needs.

Gifts designated to a specific College, Department or program will go to the specific fund supporting that program or area. Gifts must always be used in accordance with a donor's wishes and may not be reallocated to other programs without prior consent of the donor.

Are there other ways I can give?

Sacramento State accepts check/cash contributions. If you prefer to give this way, please notify our office so that we can update our Giving page and give you recognition on the Donor Wall if you would like.

Employees can set-up a payroll deduction by filling out this form.

You can also make recurring gifts to Sacramento State. The first installment will count towards our total, but we will also report on pledges to reflect your ongoing commitment. 

For other ways to give, please click here.


Will my gift count towards the goal for On the Rise: The Campaign for Sacramento State?

Yes! All gifts made on Give Sac State Day and to any area of Sacramento State brings us closer to reaching our goal to support our students, community, and beyond.

I clicked on a department button and it took me to the “Donate” page. Can I make a gift on the Give Sac State Day platform after April 24 at 5 p.m.?

No, the “Donate” page will not be functional after Give Sac State Day ends on April 24 at 5 p.m. You may be able to access the “Donate” page after then, but you will not be able to complete your gift transaction. If you would like to make an online gift after April 24, please click here for the online giving site.

I see that there is a "Give Early" option. Will gifts made early count towards the Give Sac State Day totals? Will early gifts also count towards the various challenges? 

Gifts made via the "Give Early" option will count towards the overall Give Sac State Day totals. The "Give Early" option is for individuals who may not have computer or online access during Give Sac State Day. However, early gifts will not count towards activating challenges. All challenges are only active during the 36 hours of Give Sac State Day (Fri, Apr 23 at 5am to Sat, Apr 24 at 5pm), and only gifts made during those 36 hours will count towards the challenge totals.

What if the fund or program I want to donate to is not listed?

You will be able to select "other" during checkout and type in the fund of your choice. You will first need to select an option in the “Department or Program” drop down, so we suggest choosing the Sac State Greatest Needs Fund or a College, Department, or Program. Next, select "Other" in the “Fund Designation” drop down.  There will then be a place to type in the fund or program you would like to support. 

Can I give to more than one area?

Yes, you can make multiple gifts when you check out. Make sure to select "Add a Donation" on the gift menu to select the other areas you would like to support. Your card will only be charged once for the sum of your donations.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Yes, the minimum donation amount is $5.

When will my card be charged?

Your credit or debit card will be charged immediately upon finalizing your online gift transaction.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! Gifts are made through the University Foundation at Sacramento State, a 501(c)(3) organization. Your generous contributions to Sacramento State are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult with your tax attorney or financial advisor to determine if your gift is tax-deductible.

The federal Tax-ID number for the University Foundation at Sacramento State is 94-3001359.

Will I receive a tax receipt letter for my gift?

Yes. After your gift is processed, you will receive an emailed tax receipt for your records. If you do not see your receipt, please check your spam or junk folders.

Who should I contact if I have a question related to my gift?

For general questions related to your gift, please email Thank you!

Why do some funds have an * next to them?

Most funds represented on Give Sac State Day are part of the University Foundation at Sacramento State. Funds with an * next to them indicate that they are part of California State University, Sacramento and have a different tax ID. Tax IDs are noted on your gift receipt after you have completed your transaction.

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