FAQ


Q. What is TU Big Give?

Towson University’s annual TU Big Give, is all about promoting the culture of philanthropy, creating a sense of impact, and building on momentum of giving creates opportunities for Towson University’s students, faculty, staff, and our entire community.




Q. When is it?

TU Big Give 2020 will take place on April 22, 2020




Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner. 




Q. Who can make an impact?

Anyone! We encourage all alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to participate in making an impact when making a gift through the TU Big Give online portal via credit card or debit card. All gifts of $5 or more will count towards our campaign’s goal.



Q. Why should I give?

Your gifts keep giving, and giving, and giving…How do you give back? At TU, we embrace a culture of generosity, collaboration, and paying it forward. We believe the success of one is the success of all-and our momentum continues to build with the achievements of each student, alumni, faculty, and staff member. Your gifts, no matter what size, will help move this energy forward in leaps and bounds, funding scholarships, cutting-edge research, extracurricular activities and more. Your donations are an investment in TU, and the opportunities the future holds. 




Q. Where can I give?

As we collectively face the challenges presented by COVID-19, our students are some of the most challenged. The Student Emergency and Food Insecurity Fund can help them navigate challenges like paying for unplanned expenses such as remote internet access, and increased food costs, transportation, and even prescriptions. Your gift can help make a difference in our students’ lives as they are away from TU’s campus and engage in distance learning for the rest of the spring semester. 




Q. Are TU Big Give contributions tax deductible?

All gifts made to support the university are tax deductible. After making a gift, you will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. Please consult your tax adviser if you have questions. 




Q. Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes! TU Big Give works with a technology called GiveGab that is PCI Level 1-compliant. Credit card information will not be stored and is not accessible to GiveGab. The contact information you provide to Towson University will remain private and secure. 




Q. What if I already made a gift to Towson University this year?

Thank you for being a part of our donor family! We appreciate your commitment and support of TU and encourage you to make an additional gift of any size during TU Big Give. We are strongly encouraging participation. 



Q. Can I help promote TU Big Give?

Of course! We encourage you to share the images and messages that are located in the ambassador toolkit. Send an email to your classmates, post on your Facebook page, tweet, blog, yell, put signs on your lawn. It is all encouraged and appreciated!




Q. Can I use my employer’s matching gifts funds?

Yes! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of your employer’s generosity to enhance the impact of your support at Towson University. 




Q. Who can I contact with additional questions about TU Big Give? 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Development at (410) 704-3375 or email us at: towsonfund@towson.edu