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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about #CougsGive '17.

What is #CougsGive?

#CougsGive is a day of giving in celebration of Washington State University's 127th birthday on March 28, 2017. On this day, we will celebrate WSU's history of ground-breaking research and life-changing education with a commitment to our future. WSU alumni and friends are encouraged to give back to the University and to share the message of celebration and giving on social media throughout the day.

On March 28, 2017, we will show that Cougs Care, Cougs Lead, #CougsGive.

Why should I give to Washington State University?

Your support empowers Washington State University to do what it does best. Philanthropy plays a powerful role at WSU by providing the margin of excellence that allows the University to continue to provide a world-class education, enhance programs, improve access, increase access to education, and retain top faculty. In support of the Drive to 25 initiative, WSU is focused on accelerating the development of a preeminent research portfolio and offering a transformative experience for our undergraduate and graduate students.

What are Cougar Ambassadors?

The strength of #CougsGive is social media and Cougar Ambassadors. After you sign up as an Ambassador online, you can send emails or post on social media with unique links to WSU's #CougsGive pages to help share the message of philanthropy at WSU. We encourage our Cougar Ambassadors to change their profile and cover photos and share the message of giving with their friends and colleagues in the days leading up to #CougsGive.

Where will my gift to WSU go?

The WSU Foundation directs all gifts exactly as the donor specifies. Expenditures of these gift funds are made by WSU administrators, faculty, and staff, according to strict guidelines for the use of the money as specified by the donor. Donors often allow the University to direct their gifts where they’re needed most. These are called unrestricted gifts. WSU typically uses unrestricted funds to help provide scholarships, recruit outstanding faculty, facilitate student and faculty research, help defray the costs of traveling to present research, and support important University initiatives for which other funding is not available.

Is my gift tax deductible?

 

Yes, gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. You must claim the gift as an itemized deduction on your tax return.

The WSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is structurally separate from Washington State University and exists solely for WSU’s benefit, serving as the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of the University.

The WSU Foundation’s taxpayer identification number is 91-1075542.

Who can I contact with other questions about #CougsGive?

Email: annualgiving@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-6686

Where does my contribution go?

The WSU Foundation directs all gifts exactly as the donor specifies. Expenditures of these gift funds are made by WSU administrators, faculty, and staff, according to strict guidelines for the use of the money as specified by the donor. 

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. You must claim the gift as an itemized deduction on your tax return.

The WSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is structurally separate from Washington State University and exists solely for WSU’s benefit, serving as the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of the University.

What if the fund I want to donate to is not listed?

Use the comment box during checkout to list the fund of your choice. 

Still have questions?

Contact us at annualgiving@wsu.edu