Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Giving Days 2024.

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, Student Life, or all of them!

When is GIVE2COO?

March 19 at 7 p.m. through March 21 at 7 p.m. (CT).

How do I make my gift?

Visit GIVE2COO.usiouxfalls.edu between 7 p.m. on March 19 and 7 p.m. on March 21 to make a gift!

Who can participate?

Anyone! Gifts (of any 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.

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.

What is an Ambassador?

Ambassadors help us spread the word about our Giving Days and encourage fellow classmates to join in on the fun by making a gift and/or becoming an Ambassador, too! Sign up to become a GIVE2COO Ambassador and receive exclusive updates and content to share with your network to build excitement.

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. Click "challenges" at the top of this page to see what's in store this year!

Can I create a recurring gift?

You can make a recurring gift by visiting the USF website. Please note that only payments processed March 19-21, will count toward GIVE2COO, so while the first installment will be eligible for challenge match funds, your future gifts will not be.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

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

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."

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 contribution tax-deductible?

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

Who should I contact if I have a question about my gift?

usfgiving@usiouxfalls.edu | (605) 331-6608

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 March 21*

Still have questions?

Contact us at usfgiving@usiouxfalls.edu