Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UTHealth Gives: A Community of Caring.

Why was UTHealth Giving Day postponed?

The decision to postpone UTHealth Giving Day came after careful consideration as part of our university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although Giving Day is an online event, we are mindful of the challenging situation our communities, nation, and world are facing. We want our friends, families, and community members to focus on their own health and safety during this time.

What is UTHealth Giving Day? 

UTHealth Giving Day is an annual single-day online fundraising event held on April 7, 2020, for UTHealth. In this event, alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends of the institution come together to support the clinicians, researchers, and students of UTHealth by making gifts to the schools, programs, and initiatives that mean the most to them. 

Why should I participate in UTHealth Giving Day?

UTHealth donors positively impact the lives of individuals in our community and beyond with gifts that support scholarship, research, and patient care. Gifts of all sizes have great collective impact in pursuing our shared goals that have long defined the institution and continue to drive us today. 

Who can participate in UTHealth Giving Day?

Anyone can participate! You don’t have to be affiliated with UTHealth to be part of UTHealth Giving Day.

Whether you are a community member, student, faculty, staff, patient, or one of our alumni—or if you just have a passion for improving health care—we invite you to join us in making a difference.

What counts toward UTHealth Giving Day?

All online gifts or pledges made on April 7, 2020, will count toward UTHealth Giving Day 2020. In addition, all mailed gifts designated for UTHealth Giving Day and postmarked by April 7, 2020, will be counted.

Is my UTHealth Giving Day contribution tax-deductible?

Yes. Gifts made to the institution on UTHealth Giving Day are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Donors receive an email confirmation acknowledging their donation. In addition, they receive a physical receipt that serves as a receipt for tax purposes.  

I have a question about my gift, my confirmation email, or my receipt. Who do I contact?

Please contact our Gift Processing team at

I don’t see my preferred gift designation. What do I do?

If you have questions about your gift designation, please email

Will my name or donation be visible online?

When you make your online donation, you will have the opportunity to make your name and/or gift amount anonymous. Otherwise, it will appear publicly.

Is there a minimum donation?

Yes, there is a $5 minimum.

Are matching gifts accepted?

Donation matches offered by the company or organization with which you are employed can double the impact of your gift! See if your employer might match your gift. 

Can I make a pledge?

Employees may make a pledge through payroll deduction. If you are interested in doing so, please call us at 713-500-3200.

How can I participate?

There is more than one way to participate in UTHealth Giving Day:

1) Make a gift! Support a cause you are passionate about by visiting on April 7. Scroll to the list of participating groups, click on the group of your choosing and use the button to make a gift! Don’t forget to share on social media about UTHealth Giving Day and the part you played in improving health care.

2) Be an ambassador! Spread the word about UTHealth Giving Day by serving as an ambassador. Channel your passion for excellence in health care and share with your network about the many opportunities to make a difference on UTHealth Giving Day. Visit our Ambassador Page to learn more and sign up.

3) Share a post! Share the post below—or a similar one—on social media to spread the news about UTHealth Giving Day.

Today is UTHealth Giving Day 2020, and you can make a difference in health care by joining with others to support education, research, and patient care at UTHealth! Visit to learn how you can help shape the future of health care. #UTHealthGives

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