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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Rocket Forward.

What is UT’s Day of Giving?   

A 36-hour fundraising event during which students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends come together to raise money for student scholarships and funds while creating awareness of UT’s mission to improve the human condition.

When is the Day of Giving?

Rocket Forward will kick off at midnight Thursday, Oct. 12 and end at noon Friday, Oct. 13.

How will the money raised during UT’s Day of Giving be used?

Donors may choose to give to one of more than 2,000 UT Foundation-held funds. Your gift to Rocket Forward: You Launch Lives will advance the possibilities for UT students to continue their educations.

What if I want to give after the Day of Giving campaign?    

We welcome your donations at any time. Please visit utfoundation.org for more information.

Will my check count toward the Day of Giving if I place it in the mail by a certain date?              

Yes, if it is postmarked by Friday, Oct. 13. 

Who should I make my check payable to?

The UT Foundation.   

What credit cards do you accept?

Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Are gifts tax-deductible?

Yes. Gifts are 100 percent tax-deductible.

May I bring my donation to the UT Foundation office? 


Is there a minimum online donation?

Yes; the minimum is $1.

May I donate to any fund I wish?


May I make a donation over the phone?        

Yes, via credit card. Please call 419.530.7730

 to make a donation by phone.

Can I make a pledge?

Yes. Pledges are accepted and may be made by contacting Anna Mosler at anna.mosler@utoledo.edu or by calling the UT Foundation at 419.530.7730.

Can I make part of my existing pledge count toward the Day of Giving?      

Thank you for your ongoing support! New pledges established as part of our Rocket Forward: You Launch Lives campaign will count towards our totals. Pledge payments that are made toward existing pledges do not count for this campaign specifically. 

Do alumni association dues count? 

Yes, if the membership is made in person. 

Where can I make my online gift?

I'm a UT or UT Foundation employee. Can I set up a payroll deduction pledge?

Yes! Payroll deduction pledges are accepted and can be made via email by contacting Anna Mosler at anna.mosler@utoledo.edu. You may also ask for Anna by contacting the UT Foundation at 419.530.7730.

How do I make my matching gift count?

Please contact your Human Resources department for the form and send to the UT Foundation at: 2801 W. Bancroft St., Mail Stop 319, Toledo, Ohio 43606

I could not find the fund I was looking for on your website. How do I give to a fund that is not on your list?

When visiting rocketforward.utoledo.edu, you may select “Other” from the drop-down menu of funds to add the fund of your choice. You also may call Sherry Stanfa-Stanley at 419.530.5612.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

Heather Slough at 419.530.8495 will be happy to help. 

Still have questions?

Contact us at annualfund@utoledo.edu