Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about #AllforWU.

Why is this day held on Feb. 6?

Washburn University was founded on Feb. 6, 1865. We believe there is no better day than a birthday to let someone or something know how much you mean to them and thank them for all they have done for you. This year, Washburn turns 155 years old! Happy Birthday, Washburn!

Can I make a gift before Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2020 and have it count?

Of course! Please visit our donation page, select "Day of Giving" as your reason for giving, and select where you would like your gift to be designated. If it's not in the dropdown menu, select "Other" and type in the project or area you are interested in. Your gift will be tallied with the gifts on the day and count in our overall total!

I want to create a match or challenge. How do I get involved?

Wonderful! Please contact our office right away so we can get the details lined up. 

Email: contactus@wualumni.org

Phone: 785.670.4483

Can I make a pledge?

If you're interested in making a pledge on Giving Day, please call us at 785.670.4483

Are matching gifts accepted?

Yes! Matching gifts from the company or organization you work for double the impact of your gift. See if your employer might match your gift. 

How can I make a donation to a personal/named fund?

Select a Department or Program, then select "Other" as the Fund Designation and type in the name of the fund you would like to direct your gift. 

Do I have to make my gift online to make it count?

If you prefer to not make a gift online, please give us a call at 785.670.4483, and we would be happy to assist you and make sure your gift is designated as you would intend it. 

Is my contribution tax deductible?

The Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation is a 501c3 organization. However, everyone's financial circumstances are different, so we ask that you consult with a financial adviser on your tax deduction.

Still have questions?

Contact us at contactus@wualumni.org