Below you will find answers to many common questions about One Day for the Herd 2021.
What is Giving Day?
Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event on October 14, for all members of the Marshall University community. Students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and alumni are invited to join the Marshall’s FIRST day of giving! The goal is to raise critical funding and engage our community to advance the mission of the Marshall.
What can I do to spread the word?
Your support will make Marshall Day of Giving a success. Make sure to tell your friends about this fun and inspiring day for the Herd to make a difference by posting about Marshall Day of Giving — with the hashtag #MarshallUDayOfGiving — on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Marshall Day of Giving, participate in our social media challenges to help spread the word.
Why should I give to Marshall?
As our world continues to face great challenges like the global pandemic, your support of Marshall students and faculty means more than ever. You provide scholarships for students who will help a world in crisis and ensure that a Marshall education remains accessible for all qualified students. You fund resources that allow us to seize new opportunities, overcome unexpected hardships and extend learning beyond the classroom into virtual spaces. You fuel research and innovation, including cross-disciplinary collaborations that address the medical, societal and interpersonal effects of the pandemic. You help our students reach their full potential and prepare them to be the next generation of leaders in businesses, organizations and communities across the globe.
Is it safe to make my gift online?
Absolutely. Our Day of Giving page utilizes PCI compliant technology through ScaleFunder, a platform created by Ruffalo Noel Levitz. Credit card information will not be stored and is not accessible to us or RNL. The contact information you provide to Marshall University will remain private and secure.
Is there a minimum gift amount?
No. We want everyone to feel comfortable giving a gift of their choosing during Giving Day. When our entire community comes together to support Marshall, BIG things can happen.
How do I make multiple gifts?
Start by selecting the Department or Program fund that you would like to support and enter or select the Amount you want to give. Select + Add another gift to your donation, choose the Department or Program fund that you would like to support and enter or select the Amount and continue adding funds or finish filling out the form. All multiple gifts count toward unit totals.
Can I make a payroll deduction as an employee of Marshall?
Marshall faculty and staff can change or set up a new payroll deduction by downloading the Marshall Rises Family Campaign deduction form HERE. Please note that only the first month’s deduction will count toward Marshall Day of Giving.
Can I make a gift via stock, an estate gift or other planned gift?
Yes, you may make a gift of stock or other planned gifts to a favorite school, program or cause to support Marshall Day of Giving. Please contact the Marshall University Foundation at 1-866-308-1346 or EMAIL for more information.
Is my Day of Giving contribution tax-deductible?
Gifts to support Marshall University are tax-deductible. After making a gift, you will receive a letter confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. Please consult your tax adviser if you have questions.