To make your gift on Giving Day, click here or
call the SAU Call Center at 870-235-4483.
Giving Day is April 6, 2017 from 8 AM to 8 PM!
We are ready for “Giving Day”
Southern Arkansas University is participating again in the ArkansasGives Day! Arkansans have a heart for giving. On April 6, 2017, let’s join together to grow the love for our state’s nonprofit organizations. Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., we’re challenging all Arkansans to give to the charities of their choice.
Bonus Dollars Help You Give More
During this one-day event, each donation you give will help your favorite nonprofit organizations qualify for additional bonus dollars from Arkansas Community Foundation. All participating nonprofits will receive a portion of a pool of bonus dollars provided by Arkansas Community Foundation; the more a nonprofit raises, the more of the bonus dollars it will receive.
Alumni and friends may designate their Arkansas Gives gift to any area of Southern Arkansas University by calling our Call Center at (870) 235-4483(GIVE) or emailing a member of our team after completing your gift form on the ArkansasGives website.
Frequently Asked Questions
The minimum amount is $25; there is no maximum amount you may give. You can donate to as many nonprofits as you want.
How can I give? What kinds of credit cards are accepted?
All donations must be made online through this website between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on April 6, 2017. Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and debit cards will be accepted. If you intend to make a large gift on ArkansasGives day, we recommend that you notify your credit card company prior to making the transaction. Donate by visiting arkansasgives.org and selecting Southern Arkansas University Foundation, Inc. or by calling our Giving Day Call Center at (870) 235-4483
You will receive an email receipt of your gift from the Arkansas Community Foundation; please retain it for tax purposes. Your donor information will be sent to the nonprofits to which you given, but will not be published on any lists by Arkansas Community Foundation. To ensure that Southern Arkansas University receives your donor information, do not mark your gift as anonymous.
Can my gift be designated for a specific project or program?
Although you cannot designate your gift through the ArkansasGives website, Southern Arkansas University has a system in place to allow donors to designate gifts to the area of your choice.
You can simply call our Giving Day Call Center at (870) 235-GIVE (4483) or you can email a member of our team after you have completed your gift on the ArkansasGives form. Simply let us know the amount you donated and what area you would like your gift to benefit. All gifts that are left undesignated will benefit Greatest Need.
How will my donation work? Does Arkansas Community Foundation take a portion of my gift?
Your gift will be recorded as a contribution to Arkansas Community Foundation (the host of ArkansasGives). The full amount of your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Arkansas Community Foundation does NOT receive a portion of your donation; the full value of your gift (minus credit card processing fees) will be passed on to the nonprofit/s you indicate during the donation process.
In order to provide processing services for this event, our credit card processing company charges a fee on each transaction. Based on our research, we believe these rates are competitive and minimal.
For Visa, MasterCard and Discover: 2.89% of the transaction total, plus a $0.20 flat fee per transaction
For American Express: 2.89 – 3.5% (sliding scale) of the transaction total, plus a $0.20 flat fee per transaction
Although these fees will be deducted from the amount received by your designated nonprofit organizations, the full value of your gift is tax deductible.