Giving Day FAQs

What is Giving Day?

Giving Day is a 24-hour opportunity to support our students by making a gift to scholarships, programs and causes across all schools and colleges. It’s a special day because it’s about the collective impact thousands of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends can have on the University.

It’s about inspiring each other to support the University we love. Together, we can make a huge difference!

Why should I make a gift on Giving Day?

On Giving Day, your gift goes far! Dozens of generous donors will match gifts or give additional sums to designated areas through challenge funds. Check here for a list of challenges.

What is the University’s top fundraising priority on Giving Day?

Creighton’s top fundraising priority, year after year, is increasing scholarship assistance for our excellent students. For many of our students and their families, the economic fallout of the past few years has led to significant challenges.

Scholarships will be vital to recruiting and retaining our students, and to delivering the life-changing experiences for which Creighton is known.

But you can support so many different causes on Giving Day. Every gift adds up to something great at Creighton!

Can I give to my school or college?

Yes. There are dozens of giving opportunities that directly impact schools and colleges, including scholarship funds. The online giving form makes it simple to designate your gift.

Whom should I contact if I run into a challenge when making a gift?

Please email or call 800-334-8794.

If I send my gift through the mail, does it count toward the Giving Day total?

Yes! When mailing, please include a note indicating that your gift is for Giving Day. Mail securely to our lock box address: Creighton University, PO Box 30282, Omaha, NE 68103.

Can I donate to more than one area with a single transaction?

You can! We encourage you to make a gift to any and all campaigns that are meaningful to you. When you make a gift to one campaign, you can easily add another campaign while on the donation form.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Contributions to the University are eligible for income tax deductions as allowed by law. Please consult with your professional advisor when determining the deductibility of your charitable contributions.

Is there a minimum or maximum amount I can contribute?

There is a $5 minimum contribution amount required. There is no maximum amount, and you can also make multiple contributions to multiple projects.

Does a $5 gift really make a difference?

Absolutely! Remember, whether you give $5 or much more, you are part of something larger — the collective impact we can make for Creighton students. Every gift counts toward building Creighton’s national reputation as one of the country's best universities!

Can I make a gift in honor of someone? How?

Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to honor your loved ones, former classmates or favorite professors. To make a gift in honor of someone, select “In honor of” in the dropdown menu and note the name on the second step of the giving form, under “Donor Display Information.”

I meant to make an anonymous gift. Can this be changed?

We can make this change. Please email with your name and the area you supported, and we will mark your gift as anonymous.

How can I use my company's matching gift in support of Creighton? 

First, visit  to find out if your company has a matching gift program. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer. Send the completed form to Creighton University, PO Box 30282, Omaha, NE 68103.

Thank you for supporting Creighton Giving Day!