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Questions and Answers

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

What is UTSA Giving Day? 

UTSA Giving Day is an online event that celebrates the university by encouraging all members of the UTSA community – students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and friends - to support areas of campus that are important to them, hopefully financially, but also through sharing the event on social media/via email/text. 

When is UTSA Giving Day? 

April 6 & 7, 2021, will be our first giving day. For 1,969 minutes—or 32 hours, 49 minutes—we will collectively focus on “building the nest” through fundraising and engagement. Giving Day will begin at 10:11 am on Tuesday, April 6 and will end at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7.  

Why does alumni and donor support on UTSA Giving Day matter?

Every investment, no matter how large or small, is important. Your support helps our students and graduates succeed so they can enrich our communities.  When you give to UTSA, you help keep higher education accessible. Tuition and fees alone do not cover the full cost of educating a student. UTSA is a public university, however, state appropriations cover only about 24 percent of our operating budget.


Alumni giving each year is one of the factors used to rank UTSA in publications. It signifies that you are satisfied with the faculty and the education you received. When you give every year, you help generate recognition for UTSA that could increase the value of your degree.

If I donate before UTSA Giving Day will my gift still count?

Unless otherwise specified, only donations made between 10:11 a.m. CDT on April 6, 2021, through 7:00 p.m. CDT on April 7, 2021, will count for participation on UTSA Giving Day.

What are challenges? 

Challenges are an effective tool to encourage people to give and provide opportunities to make an even greater impact for a contribution. A complete list of challenges will be available on the Challenges page during UTSA Giving Day. 


Interested in setting up a challenge of your own? Click here to help motivate others to donate on Giving Day!

Can I offer a matching gift challenge?

Personal challenges can be set up through your ambassador portal when you sign up to be a UTSA Giving Day Ambassador, or you can challenge your friends via your personal social media pages.


Interested in setting up a challenge for UTSA Giving Day next year? Please reach out to us at, and we will contact you about your participation.

How do I become a UTSA Giving Day Ambassador?

Click here to visit our UTSA Giving Day Ambassador page and enter your email to get started.

Where can I find the social media toolkit?

Can UTSA employees give via payroll deduction? 

UTSA employees can make monthly gifts via payroll deduction and let us know that it is in response to Giving Day via email at  


For more information on UTSA Giving Day please email

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Unless otherwise specified, your gift to UTSA Giving Day is fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Can I give by mail?

To ensure gifts are counted in a timely manner and apply to all potential challenges, we’re encouraging everyone to make their gift online through the UTSA Giving Day platform.


If you prefer to make a gift by check, please put UTSA Giving Day in the memo and mail it to: Gift Services, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX, 78249.

Can I give by phone?

To avoid high call volume, we’re encouraging everyone to make their gift online through the UTSA Giving Day platform.


If you need assistance making your gift, please reach out to us at or 210-458-4130.

Still have questions?

Contact us at

Participating Groups
UTSA Fund - Areas of Greatest Need College of Architecture, Construction and Planning Carlos Alvarez College of Business College of Education & Human Development College of Engineering College for Health, Community and Policy College of Liberal & Fine Arts College of Sciences University College Honors College The Graduate School UTSA Alumni Association Scholarship Fund UTSA Athletics UTSA Libraries & Institute of Texan Cultures Air Force ROTC Gary Grimes Endowed Scholarship Alpha Sigma Alpha Scholarship Austin Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund Black Roadrunner Alumni Council Scholarship Fund Black Student Initiatives California Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund Club Sports Larry Coker 1st UTSA Football Head Coach Endowment Center for Collegiate Recovery Dallas Ft. Worth Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund Dreamers Resource Center Family Fund First Generation & Transfer Student Support Florida Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund Fostering Educational Success Center Friends of Music Dr. Patricia A. Graham Endowed Scholarship Houston Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund Involvement Ambassadors Multicultural Student Center for Equity & Justice Rio Grande Valley Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund Roadrunner Pantry and Whataburger Resource Room Roadrunner Productions Rowdy Corps Community Scholars Small Business Development Center Social Work Alumni Group Scholarship Fund Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band Staff Emergency Fund Student Emergency Fund Student Government Association Student Organizations Fund Student Professional Development Student Tech Fund Student Veterans Emergency Fund Summer Law School Preparation Academy Veteran Alumni Council Scholarship Fund VOICES Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund Wellbeing & Mental Health Initiatives Westside Scholarship Fund