Below you will find answers to many common questions about 2023 Giving Day.
What is MSOE Giving Day?
MSOE Giving Day is 24 hours when we invite our MSOE community near and far to come together to show their Raider pride by participating in events, joining social media challenges, and giving to the areas of MSOE that have the greatest impact on campus.
Gifts of all sizes will add up to make a powerful difference for students, faculty and our entire community. All gifts made on Giving Day will count towards our campaign total. Help us unlock challenges throughout the day and earn your chance to win VIP Prizes.
Why give on April 20, 2023?
MSOE Giving Day, also known as MSOE Day, will take place on April 20, 2023. Your gift will go further on April 20 and have a greater impact thanks to generous MSOE supporters who have funded multiple challenges. Your gift to the area you care about most can have double the impact. It will give a direct boost to the program you care about most AND it can help your program win a share of the day's challenges. Throughout the day, live leaderboards will show progress for the challenges, making it possible to follow along in real time.
Besides giving, how can I help MSOE have the best giving day ever?
Help us spread the word! Tell your friends, family, fellow alumni and networks that you’ve made a gift, and encourage them to give. Post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram using the hashtag #MSOEDAY. Send an email, text or make a call. However you like, the more people who hear about it, the bigger the impact you can have!
Better yet, sign up to be a Giving Day Ambassador by clicking on the Ambassador tab at the top of this webpage. You'll have access to a personal dashboard with special social media tools that make it even easier to share the excitement with your network. You can also track the impact of your messages, including the number of new gifts you've motivated.
How can I make sure my gift counts on MSOE's Giving Day?
On April 20, you can make your gift in one of two ways:
1. Online at givingday.msoe.edu (click Give Now), between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. CST.
2. By phone at 414-277-7163, between 8:00am and 5:00pm CST.
How does a donor or gift count towards a challenge gift?
Each unique email address linked to a transaction is counted as a unique donor.
Each individual transaction completed towards any area is counted as an individual gift. A unique donor can make multiple gifts by donation to multiple areas of their choosing.
What if I have already made a gift to MSOE this fiscal year?
Thank you for your support! You are already making a difference. A participation gift will enable MSOE to do even more and help us reach our Giving Day goals. We hope you will be part of this exciting day.
Is there a minimum gift amount?
The minimum gift amount is $5. Our goal for the day is based on participation, and gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated. When our entire community comes together to support MSOE, extraordinary things happen.
Where does my gift go?
100% of your gift goes directly toward the area of campus you selected: your academic department; your favorite club or organization; to a scholarship; or to Athletics—whatever matters most to you.
What if I do not see the fund I want to give listed as an option?
MSOE listed some of our most popular funds to support but you can give to any area you wish. If you do not see your fund list, please complete the following steps.
1.) Select the "Area of Support" that the fund you are interested in aligns with the best
2.) Under "Fund Designation" select Other
3.) Once you select Other, a new box will appear where you can type in the area you would like to designate your gift.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes! Milwaukee School of Engineering is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
What if I am experiencing an error on the donation page?
Please delete symbols such as # and & (for example, Apt #31). We have found that this "fixes" most of the processing problems. If your gift form still is not working, please call us directly at 414-277-7163.
Can I make a gift over the phone?
Yes! Call 414-277-7163 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST to make a gift over the phone.
Our student phonathon callers will also be reaching out to as many alumni, parents, and friends as possible throughout the day. If you receive a call from (414) 277-7114, have a conversation with our excited students to share your Raider Pride!