Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UTHealth Giving Day 2021.

What is UTHealth Giving Day? 

UTHealth Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event held on April 6, 2021. Throughout this event, alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends of the institution come together to support the many faces of UTHealth. By getting involved with UTHealth Giving Day, you can make an impact on the causes you care about and join our mission to improve health in our communities.

Why should I participate in UTHealth Giving Day?

Your generosity will positively impact individuals and families throughout our communities by supporting UTHealth’s initiatives in health education, research, and patient care. Philanthropic commitments of all sizes combine to ignite innovation and drive discovery across health care. 

How do I get involved in UTHealth Giving Day?

You can support UTHealth Giving Day in several ways:

1. Make a gift. Support a cause you care about by visiting our giving page on April 6, 2021.

2. Act as a UTHealth Giving Day ambassador. Channel your passion for improving health by sharing the many ways to make a difference on UTHealth Giving Day. Visit our ambassador page to learn more.

3. Share UTHealth Giving Day with your friends and family. Share the post below—or a similar one—on social media to spread the news about UTHealth Giving Day. And don’t forget to include a Giving Day image or a photo of your own that highlights your #UTHealthGives story.

Today is UTHealth Giving Day, and you can make a difference by joining the many faces of UTHealth to support health education, research, and patient care! Visit givingday.uth.edu to learn how you can help shape the future of health care. #UTHealthGives

Who can participate in UTHealth Giving Day?

Anyone can participate! You do not 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—we invite you to join us in making a difference.

What counts toward UTHealth Giving Day?

All online gifts or pledges made on April 6, 2021, will count toward UTHealth Giving Day 2021. In addition, all mailed gifts designated for UTHealth Giving Day and postmarked by April 6, 2021, will count.

What are challenges?

Challenges are the most effective tools 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 online during UTHealth Giving Day. 

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

If you don't see your preferred gift designation, please click the "Give Now" button at the top of your screen and follow these instructions to write-in your desired fund designation on the donation page:

1. Under the "Programs" section, select "Other".

2. Under the "Fund Designation" section, select "Other".

3. Write it your preferred gift designation in the provided text box. 

If you have further questions about your gift designation, please email giving@uth.tmc.edu.

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

Please contact our Gift Processing team at giving@uth.tmc.edu.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Donors who make a gift online will receive an email confirmation acknowledging their donation and a physical receipt for tax purposes. Donors who make a gift by mail will receive a physical receipt. 

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.

Is there a minimum donation? 

Yes, there is a $5 minimum.

Will my name or donation be visible online? 

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

Are matching gifts accepted?

Yes. Donation matches offered by your employer can double the impact of your gift! Some employers may also match gifts made by the spouses of employees. You can use our gift matching tool or check with your company or organization to see if they will match your gift. 

Can I make a pledge?

Yes. If you are interested in making a pledge, please email giving@uth.tmc.edu or call us at 713-500-3200.

Can UTHealth employees give through payroll deduction? 

Yes. If you are interested in giving through payroll deduction, please email giving@uth.tmc.edu or call us at 713-500-3200.

Still have questions?

Contact us at giving@uth.tmc.edu