FAQ

What is Dam Proud Day?

Dam Proud Day is an annual 24-hour online fundraising event when Beavers everywhere will come together to support the things we do best: transformative educational experiences and life-changing research. All alumni, donors, students, faculty/staff, and friends of the university are encouraged to support and celebrate our university during this day.

 

When is Dam Proud Day?

Dam Proud Day is April 30, 2019 and all donations made between 12:01am (EDT) and midnight (PDT) will “count” toward the day.

 

Why should I participate?

Oregon State University is on the rise – in prestige. Our university’s continued excellence is reliant on the generosity of alumni, faculty, parents, students, staff and friends. Every gift, no matter how big or small, helps Oregon State provide unparalleled educational opportunities for continued Beaver Generations. Whether you can give $10 or $10,000, you are part of Beaver Nation, and you can help make a difference.

 

How do I donate?

Make a gift online at damproudday.com on April 30. When the event is live, you can click the “Give Now” button at the top of the website. If you’ve reached this page before or after the event, please click here to make your donation.

 

Can I give to more than one area?

Yes, you can make multiple gifts when you check out. Make sure to select “Add a Donation” on the gift menu to select the other areas you would like to support. Your card will only be charged once for the sum of your donations.

 

What if I don’t see my college or organization on the list?

If you do not see the college, organization or program that you would like to give to, please select either “Area of Greatest Need” or “Other.” If you select “Other,” please scroll down to the comments field and type in where you would like your donation to go.

 

Where does the money go when I make a donation?

You choose the area that you would like to support. A list of all projects can be found at DamProudDay.com.

 

Is there a maximum donation amount?

Yes. There is a $99,000 maximum donation amount on the online giving page. If you wish to donate $99,000 or more, please contact the OSU Foundation at 541-737-4218.

 

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Yes. There is a $10 minimum.

 

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes! 100% of your donation is a tax-deductible gift to the university. You will receive a receipt to confirm your gift for tax purposes. If you do not receive a receipt or need a duplicate receipt, please contact the Office of Gift Processing.

 

Can I donate anonymously?

Yes. If you choose to give anonymously, your name will not be publicized on the Dam Proud Day supporters list.

 

Besides giving, how can I help the day be a success?

To help make Dam Proud Day a success, we need your help to promote the event to your individual network. You can do this by emailing your family, friends, and fellow alumni or by promoting the event via social media. Be sure to use our hashtags (#BeavsGive #DamProudDay #DamProud) and include a link to the site or a specific page that you would like to support.

 

What is a Challenge gift?

Challenges are funded by donors and create opportunities to leverage your support for the school or program that matters to you. These may include goals for a certain number of people to donate within a certain period of time or to donate a certain amount, which will unlock additional funding for the school or program.

 

What is the OSU Foundation’s non-profit tax ID number?

Oregon State University’s Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, is 93-6022772.

 

My question is not answered here. Help!

Contact the Annual Giving Team at annual.giving@osufoundation.org. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find the right person for you to talk to.