FAQ


Q. What is Falcon Day of Giving?

The Falcon Day of Giving 2019 is the university’s first annual 24-hour giving campaign, which aims to inspire Falcons to come together, show their pride in their alma mater, and provide essential funding to support current and future students. This annual event shines a spotlight on giving at Fairmont State and creates a sense of energy around philanthropy.


Q. When is it?

Falcon Giving Day will take place on November 7, 2019.


Q. Is there a minimum or maximum donation I can make on Falcon Day of Giving?

Yes, there is a $5 minimum donation.


Q. Why does Fairmont State care about my participation?

The collective generosity of many multiplies to provide valuable dollars for scholarships, academic and athletic excellence and programs that strengthen the university’s mission. In addition, the added donors on Falcon Day of Giving will continue to help increase the overall giving participation rate, which effects the college's ranking in key recruitment publications such as U.S. News & World Report. Giving participation is a marker of alumni satisfaction. The higher the rankings, the more valuable the degree – so all Falcons – past, present and future – benefit when more give back.


Q. Can I participate in #FalconsGive2019 if I did not graduate from Fairmont State?

Yes! Students, parents, faculty/staff, and friends are encouraged to support the university on the Falcon Day of Giving. When prompted in the giving form, you select the role you most closely affiliate with. The gifts of many come together to support the transformational Fairmont State experience for every student in a big way.


Q. Where does my Falcon Day of Giving gift go?

Supporters are encouraged to give to the Falcon Fund. The Falcon Fund is a key source of expendable income and one of the university’s best resources to address emerging opportunities and respond to unanticipated needs and challenges of students, like scholarship support. You also have the opportunity to designate your gift to the area on campus that means the most to you.


Q. Will my Falcon Day of Giving gift – if made in advance of 11.7.19 – help populate the leaderboards?

Yes! Gifts made in advance of the Day of Giving through falconsgive.fsufoundation.org (and in response to Day of Giving mailings) will be displayed on the leaderboard when it goes live at 12:00 a.m. on November 7, 2019.


Q. Is my payment secure?

Absolutely – Fairmont State Day of Giving is facilitated by GiveGab, a company who has partnered with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1 (the most stringent level of certification possible) to process all gifts made through falconsgive.fsufoundation.org. Read through Stripe's security documentation online.


Q. Can I send a gift by mail or phone?

Yes. However, due to the tight period of Falcon Day of Giving, only gifts made online, by phone or in response to Falcon Day of Giving mailings count toward overall totals and competitions. If you would like to make a gift by phone on November 7, 2019 please call (304) 534-8786.


Q. Is my Falcon Day of Giving contribution tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes.


Q. Does it cost anything to give through Falcon Day of Giving? How much of my donation will Fairmont State receive?

There is a 2% processing fee and a 2.2% (+ $.30) bank fee for donations made using MasterCard, Visa or Discover. The bank fee for donations made with American Express is 3.5% (+ $.30). You have the option to cover these costs in addition to your gift. All donations are final and cannot be refunded. Any donations processed outside of the Falcon Day of Giving donation period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: http://info.givegab.com/pricing.


Q. What if I already made a gift to Fairmont State this year?

Thank you for being part of the amazing Fairmont State donor family! We appreciate your commitment and encourage you to make an additional gift of any size on November 7. We also need your help to promote Falcon Day of Giving to others by spreading the word on social media using #FalconsGive2019. We have created sample email and social media posts to help you do this more easily, which are located in the Ambassador Toolkit on the site.


Q. Can I help promote Giving Day?

Please do! We encourage you to share the images and messages that are located in the Ambassador Toolkit. Send an email to classmates, post on your Facebook page, tweet, blog, yell, put signs on your lawn. It's all encouraged!


Q. Can I use my employer's matching gifts funds?

Yes! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of your employer's generosity to enhance the impact of your support at Fairmont State.


Q. How will the donation be reported on my credit card?

Gifts made on Falcon Day of Giving will appear on donors' credit cards as GIVEGAB [Fairmont State].


Q. Who do I contact with questions about Falcon Day of Giving?

fsf@fsufoundation.org | 304-534-8786


Q. Who can donate?

Anyone with a credit card and access to the internet.


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.