Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Giving Days 2020.

A Special Note – Giving During a Global Health Emergency

At USF, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community members who are working around the clock to serve us.

We also recognize that the leadership and expertise provided by USF are needed now more than ever. The skills we impart throughout all our disciplines and programs are of enduring value and are key to shaping a better world during and beyond this moment. We encourage you to keep supporting the USF programs you are passionate about. A gift of any size makes a difference.

COVID-19 has affected my ability to make a gift at this time. Can I support GIVE2COO in any other ways?

Of course! Becoming an Ambassador is a huge help! Simply share the link ( on your social media accounts with the hashtag #GIVE2COO or send it directly to your friends and colleagues. If you have another idea, we'd love to hear it! Email us at  

What is GIVE2COO?

GIVE2COO is the University of Sioux Falls’ online Giving Days – a celebration of generosity in our COOmunity! For 48-hours, alumni, students, parents, friends, staff and faculty come together to invest in what matters most to them at USF.

Why should I participate in GIVE2COO?

By donating during USF’s annual Giving Days, you can help unlock challenge funds or take advantage of matches—amplifying the impact of your gift. Every gift, of any size, will impact students whether you choose to support the USF Fund, Academic Scholarships, Fine Arts, Athletics, or all of them!

When is GIVE2COO?

GIVE2COO begins at 7 p.m. on July 14 and continues until 7 p.m. (CST) on July 16, 2020.

Who can participate?

Anyone! Gifts (no matter the size) from all members of the community will be counted toward matching challenges - students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, neighbors, roommates, aunts, uncles, and even strangers who love USF.

How do I make my gift?

Visit between 7 p.m. on July 14 and 7 p.m. on July 16 to make a gift!

Can I give to multiple areas?

Yes! To add multiple designations to your gift amount, select "add another gift to your donation" underneath the dollar amount you choose.

Can I create a recurring gift?

You can make a recurring gift by visiting the USF website. Please note that only payments processed July 14-16, 2020, will count toward GIVE2COO, so while the first installment will be eligible for challenge match funds, your future gifts will not be.

What is an Ambassador?

GIVE2COO relies on Ambassadors to share messages and create excitement before and during the Giving Days using their preferred form of communication: social media, email, text, and phone calls. Your support will help us reach a broad audience! If you'd like to become an Ambassador, just sign up through the Ambassador section of our main page.

What are challenges?

Throughout GIVE2COO, a variety of challenges will create opportunities to unlock gifts and additional matching funds. These may include goals for a certain number of people to donate within a certain period of time, or to donate a certain amount, which will unlock additional funding.

GIVE2COO has ended, can I still make a donation?

Yes! Visit the USF website and make your gift! Please note that only payments processed July 14-16, 2020 will count toward GIVE2COO and be eligible for challenge funds.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Every gift of $5 or more makes a difference for USF students, and every contribution makes a difference.

When will my card be charged?

Your credit/debit card will be charged immediately upon finalizing your gift. When making a gift with your credit card, be sure to use your billing address and NOT your mailing address.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments go through USF's payment processor and appear on your credit/debit card statement as "University of Sioux Falls."

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes. You will receive a confirmation that acts as a donation receipt for tax purposes.

Can I make a gift by phone or mail?

Yes. You can give by phone at (605)331-6608. Or mail your check (made payable to USF) to:

        University of Sioux Falls
        Office of Institutional Advancement
        1101 W 22nd St
        Sioux Falls, SD 57105

*Please mail gifts so they arrive before July 16 and note "GIVE2COO" on your check.*

Who should I contact if I have a question about my gift? | (605)331-6608

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