frequently asked questions
What and when is UQ Giving Day?
WHERE DOES MY GIFT GO?
No matter which cause you choose to support, 100% of your gift will go towards your selected cause.
What are we raising money for?
The lead cause for 2023 is The Queensland Commitment Fund. A gift to this Fund will enhance critical pathway programs, create need-based scholarships and provide accommodation support for students experiencing hardship – creating more opportunities for talented students to fulfil their potential at UQ. You can find out more about The Queensland Commitment here.
What is a matched gift?
For example, if a fund has $5,000 matched funding available, gifts to this fund on Giving Day will be matched until the $5,000 has been exhausted, or Giving Day has ended.
So, if for example, you make a gift of $100 to a fund which has an active match available, an additional $100 will go to the fund, doubling your support.
WHAT AMOUNT OF MATCHED FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
In addition, generous donors in our community have rallied to create individual matched funding opportunities based on the cause they choose to support.
WHAT FUNDS ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE UNIVERSITY-MATCHED FUNDING?
Can I make a gift on behalf of my business?
Will my gift be tax deductible?
Does 100% of my gift go toward my cause?Yes, 100% of your gift will go towards your selected cause.
Can I make a gift via mail or phone/ give to another area of UQ not represented here?
Can i sign up to be a giving day ambassador?
How can I get involved?
Can I participate if I’m not in Australia?
Giving from the United States
The University of Queensland in America, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organisation that is tax-exempt under IRC § 501(c)(3), which allows tax deductible donations for eligible American taxpayers.
Giving from the United Kingdom
The University of Queensland UK Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1176030), which enables UK taxpayers to claim Gift Aid and receive charitable tax receipts for eligible donations.
HOW CAN I PROMOTE GIVING DAY IN MY COUNTRY
- Host a gathering e.g. sausage sizzle, lucky hot pots, trivia night. Feel free to get creative and come up with your own!
- Organise a fun run. Gather a team together, map out a start and end location in your city and take photos along the way
- Promote your chosen fund via your preferred social or email amongst your networks to donate, using one of our branded templates
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