Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about #GivingTuesday 2018.

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y as a global day dedicated to giving back. The goal was to create an annual tradition, 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.

Why should I participate?

Your support provides crucial resources that nurture Tufts' growth and enables its faculty and students to continue to make this a Brighter World. It takes the collective annual support of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff to ensure Tufts remains a world-class institution, supporting academics, research, scholarships, and service to others.

What other ways can I get involved in #TuftsGivingTuesday?

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

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, and an official Tufts gift receipt will be sent to the email address you provide as quickly as possible

Who can participate?

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

Still have questions?

Contact us at givingdays@tufts.edu