Below you will find answers to many common questions about #MorehouseNow.
What is Giving Tuesday Now?
Giving Tuesday Now is a new global day of giving and unity on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Even in times of economic crisis, we each have a deep reserve of generosity and together we can make a collective impact. Morehouse is proud to participate in this special day of philanthropy!
Why should I participate in Giving Tuesday Now?
Your support provides Morehouse College the ongoing resources that are crucial to its growth and success as the College challenges itself to be among the finest liberal arts institutions in the world. Donors touch lives every day with gifts that support academics, scholarship, and technology and infrastructure enhancements—to name just a few ways your dollars go to work. It takes the collective annual support of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff to ensure Morehouse realizes its unique mission of developing men dedicated to lives of leadership and service.
How can I make my gift?
Visit https://giveto.morehouse.edu on Giving Tuesday Now (May 5, 2020) to make your gift online. If you have any questions you can use the chat feature on the bottom right of this page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 470-639-0961.
Is it possible to make a gift by phone?
Because Giving Tuesday Now is a time limited giving campaign, we strongly encourage you to make your gift online. This is the fastest and most immediate way to put your dollars to good use. Additionally, this is the only way to ensure your gift will qualify for any matches and challenges that may take place throughout the event. To give by phone, you may call 470-639-0961 from 9:00 am to 11:59 pm on Giving Tuesday Now (May 5, 2020).
I already give to Morehouse, why am I being asked to give again?
We are appreciative of all our current donors, but ask that you consider making a one-time, additional gift to Morehouse College during Giving Tuesday Now to help sustain the College as we navigate the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support is more important now more than ever. If you aren't able to give at this time, consider sharing this opportunity with your friends and classmates to encourage participation.
What is an ambassador and how can I become one?
Ambassadors are Morehouse College's digital leaders, sharing messages and creating excitement about Giving Tuesday Now before and during the campaign. Ambassadors help spread awareness—asking their network to participate in Giving Tuesday Now using their preferred forms of communication: email, text, phone, and social media. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, you can register online or email email@example.com with questions.
Can I make an anonymous donation?
Yes, on the donation page you can indicate if you would like your gift to remain anonymous. Your privacy is important to us. All donor information is considered strictly confidential and is never sold to any third-party organizations.
Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?
Yes. On the donation page, you can choose to dedicate your gift "in honor of" or "in memory of" any individual. This can be a beautiful tribute to celebrate someone impactful to your Morehouse experience while at the same time making an immediate difference in the lives of our students on campus.
What are the College's strategic funding priorities?
The College's Fund for Morehouse is unrestricted gifts allocated to the area of greatest immediate need. Annual gifts of this nature provide essential year-to-year support for financial aid, faculty development, infrastructure, and technology. Unrestricted gifts provide a necessary source of cash flow to keep the school operating and are critical to sustaining the Morehouse Mission.
Did you know that only 10% of the fundraising revenue received by the College is unrestricted? This poses a challenge in our ability to be need-blind in admissions, provide support for faculty, and keep up with facilities and technology needs.
What are donations to Morehouse College during Giving Tuesday Now used for?
Today we are raising money to support the House with unrestricted gifts to help navigate the financial impacts facing the College due to the COVID-19 pandemic. #MorehouseNow is one day and one focused cause.
Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?
For general questions about your gift, call 470.639.0961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. During the event you can also take advantage of the chat feature by clicking the "Help" button on the bottom right corner of your screen.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site. When making a gift with your credit card, be sure to use your billing address and NOT your mailing address.
Are gifts tax-deductible?
All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Once you complete your gift transaction, you will receive an email confirmation. This will serve as your official gift acknowledgement and tax receipt from Morehouse College.
How can I make my donation go even further?
Thousands of companies match gifts to higher education, which can double or triple your gift. To find out if your employer (or your spouse's employer) has a matching gift program, please visit our matching gift search form here. If so, please contact your Human Resources representative for a matching gift form. You may need to provide Morehouse's Employer Identification Number (EIN) on the form, which is 58-0566205.
Is it safe to make an online gift?
Yes. When you make a gift at giveto.morehouse.edu, gifts are processed through a third-party secure payment processing vendor. Additionally, this web page has a valid security certificate and is being accessed using industry leading SSL security protocols. Information you provide when you make a gift will be used by Morehouse College for the purpose of correctly allocating, crediting, and acknowledging your gift. The charge on your credit card statement will appear from MOREHOUSE COLLEGE.
Can I make a monthly or recurring gift to Morehouse during Giving Tuesday?
#MorehouseNow is one day and one focused cause—unrestricted support of the House to help the College navigate the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that you consider an unrestricted gift today. However, if you would like to designate your gift you can search all available funds by clicking here.