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Toledo, OH 43615-4040

Frequently Asked Questions

What is UT's Day of Giving?

A 36-hour fundraising event during which students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends come together to raise money for student scholarships and funds while creating awareness of UT's mission to improve the human condition.

When is the Day of Giving?

Rocket Forward will kick off at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and end at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

How will the money raised during UT's Day of Giving be used?

Donors may choose to give to one of more than 2,000 UT Foundation-held funds. Your gift to Rocket Forward: You Launch Lives will advance the possibilities for UT students to continue their educations.

I could not find the fund I was looking for on your website. How do I give to a fund that is not on your list?

Please contact Sherry Stanfa-Stanley at 419.530.5612 if the fund you wish to donate to does not appear on the Rocket Forward website.

What if I want to give after the Day of Giving campaign?

We welcome your donations at any time. Please visit for more information.

Will my check count toward the Day of Giving if I place it in the mail by a certain date?

Yes, your check is postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Who should I make my check payable to?

The UT Foundation.

What credit cards do you accept?

Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Are gifts tax-deductible?

Yes. Gifts are 100 percent tax-deductible.

May I bring my donation to the UT Foundation office?


Is there a minimum online donation?

Yes; the minimum is $1.

May I donate to any fund I wish?


May I make a donation over the phone?

Yes, via credit card. To make a gift via phone, please call 419.530.7730.

Will a pledge count?

Yes. All new pledges count. Pledge payments do not count.

Can I make part of my existing pledge count toward the Day of Giving?


Do alumni dues count?

Yes, if the membership is made in person.

Can I use payroll deduction if I am a UT or UT Foundation employee?

Yes. Faculty and staff at UT may choose to make their gift via payroll deduction anytime until noon on Oct. 17 by contacting Anna Mosler at or Nancy Fenchel at

How do I make my matching gift count?

Please contact your Human Resources department for the form and send to the UT Foundation at: 2801 W. Bancroft St., Mail Stop 319, Toledo, Ohio 43606

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

Heather Slough at 419.530.8495 will be happy to help.

Last Updated: 1/3/19