Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Giving Day 2020.

How can I make my gift?

On Giving Day, visit to make a gift to an area or program that inspires you. If you have any questions you can email us at, or call 866.4MU.1933.

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site. When making a gift with your credit card, be sure to use your billing address and NOT your mailing address.

When will Giving Day results be available?

On Giving Day, most gifts will be made through our Giving Day website at These gifts will be tallied in real time, and will be visible on the homepage and on various leader boards. Gifts received on Giving Day through other mechanisms (crowdfunding, telephone, mail, etc.) will also count toward our Giving Day success. These additional gifts will be tallied and added to the total results on this website, with the completion of this work anticipated within 48 hours of Giving Day's conclusion.

Can I mail my gift by check?

Because Giving Day is a time limited giving campaign, we strongly encourage you to make your gift online. You can make your check payable to "Monmouth University." Please indicate "Giving Day 2020" on the memo line of your check, and include the area or fund you wish to support. Mail to:

Monmouth University

University Advancement

400 Cedar Avenue

West Long Branch, NJ 07764


Is it possible to make a gift by phone?

Because Giving Day is a time limited giving campaign, we strongly encourage you to make your gift online.

This is the fastest and most immediate way to put your dollars to good use.

Additionally, this is the only way to ensure your gift will qualify for any matches and challenges that are taking place throughout the event. 


To give by phone, you may call 866.4MU.1933 from 9:00am to 7:00pm on Giving Day.

Can I make an anonymous donation? 

Yes, on the donation page you can indicate if you would like your gift to remain anonymous. Your privacy is important to us. All donor information is considered strictly confidential.

Can my employer match my gift?

Thousands of companies match gifts to higher education, which can double or triple your gift. To find out if your employer (or your spouse's employer) has a matching gift program, please visit our matching gift search form hereIf so, please contact your Human Resources representative for a matching gift form.

What is your refund policy?

Charitable gifts to Monmouth University, a 501(c)(3) organization, are not refundable.

Is Monmouth University a non-profit?

Yes. Monmouth University is a non-profit educational institution.

Why should I participate?

Your support provides critical resources that nurture the university’s growth and success as a first-class institution. Your gift supports scholarships, academic programs, experiential learning, and/or student life. Publications like US News and World Report measure alumni donor participation when ranking universities. For our alumni, that means making a gift, no matter what size, increases the prestige of a Monmouth education, and therefore the value of your degree in the professional sphere. But Giving Day isn't just for alumni. It takes the collective annual support of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff to make the Monmouth experience possible for our current and future Hawks. There is no better day to maximize your impact than on Giving Day, as challenges and matches will help you make the most of your annual gift.

I already gave to Monmouth. Why am I being asked to give again?

Philanthropic support makes a difference in all areas of our campus. We are appreciative of all our current donors, but ask that you consider making a one-time, additional gift to Monmouth University during Giving Day in order to help maximize the impact of matches and challenges. There's a lot to be proud of at Monmouth, and every dollar helps us to create and enhance the educational experience for our students.

Why am I getting an error message when trying to make my donation?

- Make sure the address information you are entering matches the information associated with your credit card

- Try donating on a different device such as a phone, tablet, or computer

- Try donating using a different web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. Contributions to support Monmouth University are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You will receive a receipt for your donation.

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