FAQs - Founder's Giving Day

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - Founder's Giving Day
Who is giving the $200,000?

A generous group of alumnae/i donors, along with Elizabeth and John Bradley, has pledged $200,000 if $2,000 donors give on May 2. Some of those donors wish to remain anonymous. Others will be named on the Founder’s Giving Day web page on the campaign page when it is live on May 2.

Who is giving the $20,000 for the Young Alumnae/i Challenge?

An anonymous young alum has committed $20,000 if 200 young alumnae/i (Classes of 2009-2018) donate on May 2.

What will my gift support?

Your gift will support The Vassar Fund, which funds academic programs, the Library, scholarships, sustainability initiatives, faculty research, and every aspect of the Vassar experience.

Can I designate my gift to an area outside of The Vassar Fund?

To designate your gift, please visit give.vassar.edu. Select “Vassar Fund” under “Gift Designations,” and a menu option of designations will appear. Your designated gift will still count for Founder’s Giving Day.

I’ve already donated this year. If I give again, will it count?

Yes!

Can I give more than once to help my class?

You may only give once. Your gift will be counted towards your class participation, so be sure to select your class year after checking “Alumnae/i” in the “Affiliation” section of the giving form.

Is there a minimum dollar amount for my gift to be counted toward the challenge?

Yes, for your gift to count toward the challenge it must be $5 or more.

What if I want to mail in my gift?

If you want to mail a check early and have it count, please write “Founder’s Giving Day” in the memo line, and we will add your gift to the Founder’s Giving Day donor count.

Can I give over the phone?

Yes. You can call (800) 443-8196, and we will take your credit card information over the phone and add your gift to the Founder’s Giving Day donor count. However, it will be easier and faster to make your gift on the Founder’s Giving Day web page on the campaign page when it is live on May 2.

Questions about the Crowdfunding platform we are using?
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