Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about One Day for UK 2019.

One Day For UK Facts To Know

- One Day for UK is a 24-hour day of giving where alumni, friends and fans like you can show your UK love. Support your favorite college, unit or cause or help promote the day through social media.

- In our first year for One Day for UK, our goal is to raise awareness about the many ways people can support the university. We want as many people as possible to show their UK pride through their posts, activity and giving.

- Social media campaigns like this are common among universities and nonprofits. It is a chance to designate one day to focus on promoting UK.

- Donors can support one or more areas of the university, including their favorite college, department, program or cause. We want them to feel connected to the area they support.

- All colleges and units have designated funds they are promoting as part of One Day for UK. Some also have matching gifts to enhance donors’ support.

- All gifts are made through The site has a tracker that shows the countdown clock for the 24 hours of giving. It has a list of funds and challenges and a feed showing social media posts hashtagged #OneDayforUK. That site will not be live and able to accept donations until April 17.

- People can make a gift before April 17 at Once they complete the gift information, donors can check a box to have their gift applied to the overall One Day for UK total.

Are my gifts tax deductible?

The University of Kentucky is a tax–exempt organization because it is an agency an instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Charitable contributions to the University are deductible by donors because the University of Kentucky is an educational organization pursuant to Section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii) and a government agency pursuant to Section 170(b)(1)(A)(v) of the Internal Revenue Code, when contributions are made to it in furtherance of its public mission of education, research and service.

For assistance in deducting charitable gifts on your taxes, please consult with your own attorney, accountant or financial advisor.

Will I receive a tax receipt?

After making your gift, you will receive an email with a receipt to be used for tax purposes.

Why should I give to the University of Kentucky?

In 1865, a group of Kentuckians gave of their personal resources to begin an educational institution for the Commonwealth. Due to their farsighted generosity and the investments of many others in subsequent decades, our great University of Kentucky stands today. Through your financial support, you can be part of that rich philanthropic legacy and our historic mission to provide education, research, outreach and service. Now more than ever before, the University needs private donors to become strategic partners in our vision which is not just for a better university, but for a better Commonwealth.

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