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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about One Day for UK 2023.

What is One Day for UK? 

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, program or cause or help promote the day through social media.

Why is UK having a 24-hour digital day of 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, and donors can support one or more areas of the university, including their favorite college, department, program or cause. We want to give supporters an opportunity to feel connected to the area they support.

How do I make a gift? 

To make a gift on One Day for UK, click the "Donate" button on the main page of this site, www.onedayforuk.uky.edu. The site has a tracker that shows the countdown clock for the 24 hours of giving and will accept gifts all day on that day.


Before One Day for UK, you can give at uky.networkforgood.com. Once you complete the gift information, check the box to have your gift applied to the overall One Day for UK total or write a note to let us know you want your gift to count toward One Day for UK.


Faculty and staff at UK can also give through payroll deduction. Establish a new payroll deduction gift or make changes to your existing payroll deduction gift(s) here: uky.edu/payrollgiving


Send a check (payable to The University of Kentucky) to:
UK Philanthropy

PO Box 23552

Lexington, KY 40523

How were the funds on this site chosen? 

Each participating college and unit has designated a fund they are promoting as part of One Day for UK. Some also have matching gifts to enhance donors’ support. If you don't see the fund you wish to support, type it in during the checkout process and we will make sure your gift gets to the college, program or cause of your choosing. 


I am a faculty or staff member at UK, what do I need to know about One Day for UK? 

Employee participation is completely voluntary. Of course, you can give at any time, One Day for UK simply provides an exciting opportunity to see all that your university is doing and all the ways to support that work should you like to make a gift or help promote your favorite cause online. All faculty and staff gifts support Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign. 


By supporting the University of Kentucky, you see the immediate impact of your generosity. Every gift improves opportunities for students, faculty, staff on campus and furthers our research and outreach throughout the Commonwealth. When you support the place you work, you help raise our national rankings and attract outside donors, showing them that UK is a worthwhile investment.


Every program, department, college and individual has needs – great and small. Gifts of any size help address those needs, purchasing equipment, funding travel, helping students afford their education, supporting research, or advancing health care. The best part about faculty and staff giving is you decide what you want to support so that you can make the biggest impact with your gift. 


Gifts made to the University of Kentucky are tax deductible, except in the following situation: gifts from faculty or staff should not be deposited into an account over which they have sole spending authority. The department, however, may establish a separate account and assign expenditure authority to another department/business office official to avoid this situation. However, if a separate account is not established, faculty and staff can still support that fund, but will not receive tax credit for it. Alternatively, they can give to another fund within the college or university where they do not have sole spending authority and receive tax credit for that gift.

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.

Still have questions?

Contact us at annualgiving@uky.edu