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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UTSA Giving Day 2023.

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. 


Click here to see more information about UTSA Giving Day. 

When is UTSA Giving Day? 

April 4-5, 2023, will be the 3rd annual UTSA Giving Day. For 1,969 minutes—or 32 hours, 49 minutes—we will collectively focus on “building the nest” through fundraising and engagement. UTSA Giving Day will begin at 10:11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4 and will end at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5.  

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?

Those who make gifts through the early gift page will count towards UTSA Giving Day. Unless specified otherwise, only donations made between 10:11 a.m. CDT on April 4, 2023, through 7:00 p.m. CDT on April 5, 2023, will count for participation on UTSA Giving Day. 


How are donors counted on UTSA Giving Day? 

When a donor makes a gift through the UTSA Giving Day page, they are counted by their unique e-mail address. 

How do I navigate the UTSA Giving Day website? 

Click here to take a tour of the UTSA Giving Day website!

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. 


Click here for more information on challenge and matching gifts and how they support 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.


Click here for more information on challenge and matching gifts and how they support UTSA Giving Day.

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?

Check back here closer to UTSA Giving Day for the updated UTSA Giving Day 2023 social media toolkit!


The best way to participate on social media for UTSA Giving Day 2023 is as a UTSA Giving Day Ambassador! Click here to visit our UTSA Giving Day Ambassador page and enter your email to get started.

How do I share projects I want other Roadrunners to support? 

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 givingday@utsa.edu.  


For more information on UTSA Giving Day please email givingday@utsa.edu.

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 givingday@utsa.edu or 210-458-4130.

Still have questions?

Contact us at givingday@utsa.edu