Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Building a Brighter World.

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y as a global day dedicated to giving back. They created an annual tradition on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving where charities, families, businesses, community centers, and individuals around the world come together to celebrate generosity and to give. Tufts has been participating in its own #TuftsGivingTuesday initiative since 2013.

What other ways can I get involved in #TuftsGivingTuesday?

Share your stories and images via social media using the hashtag #TuftsGivingTuesday. Our site will aggregate posts, allowing visitors to view live updates from all over the world. Forward our #TuftsGivingTuesday emails to all your Tufts friends. Encourage them to share and make their own gift. 

How can I give via donor advised fund, family foundation, stock or wire transfer and be counted as part of #TuftsGivingTuesday?

Easy! Use this form to fill out your information and then initiate your gift! We will follow up with any questions and will add your name and amount to our #TuftsGivingTuesday totals. 

Who can participate?

Anyone and everyone who loves Tufts! #TuftsGivingTuesday unites alumni, parents and friends all around the world with faculty, staff, and students across our campuses in an epic outpouring of Jumbo pride.

Why should I participate?

Your gift provides crucial resources that nurture Tufts' growth and success as a world-class institution; supporting academics, research, financial aid, and service to others. It takes the collective annual support of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff to build a brighter world.  

Are gifts tax-deductible?

Yes. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Donations are considered charitable contributions to the Trustees of Tufts College. You'll receive a confirmation email immediately after you make your gift that serves as your official Tufts gift receipt.

Still have questions?

Contact us at givingdays@tufts.edu