Frequently Asked Questions


What is a giving day?

A giving day is a 24-hour giving challenge. Driven by online promotion through social media, email and peer-to-peer fundraising, a giving day brings donors, alumni, friends and the community together for one day to support a cause or an organization.


What makes my donation on UBC Okanagan Giving Day special?

You can be part of a day that showcases the spirit and generosity of the UBC Okanagan community. UBC Okanagan Giving Day will also be enhanced by challenge funds that will enable you to unlock more support for students.


How do I make a gift?

You can donate online at


Where will my donation go?

100% of your donation will go to the student project that you choose.


Where do challenge funds come from?

Challenge funds come from members of the UBCO community who want to encourage others to support student experiences.


Where do challenge funds go?

It depends on the challenge. Find out more here


Is there a minimum donation amount?

No, every gift on UBC Okanagan Giving Day makes a difference.


Can I make more than one donation on Giving Day?

Yes! You can donate as many times as you like. Just note that one gift per donor per project will count toward UBC Okanagan Giving Day challenges.


Can I donate by phone or mail?

Yes, donations can be made by phone between 8:00am and 4:00pm PST by calling 1-877-717-GIVE. Donations can be mailed to UBC Annual Giving, 500-5950 University Blvd, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z3.


Is it safe to give online?

Yes, UBC uses a secure payment processing system.


Will I get a tax receipt?

Donors will be issued official receipts in accordance with the rules of the Canada Revenue Agency.


Can I make a donation before March 6?

Yes you can. Just keep in mind some giving challenges are time-sensitive. You can check the rules on the Challenges page.


What will you do with my information?

Your information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. UBC will use this information to process your gift, maintain contact and keep you up to date with university information, events and fundraising. We will not disclose your identity and contact information unless you authorize us to do so. UBC does not sell, rent or trade donor lists.


Besides giving, how can I help make Giving Day a big success?

You can spread the word to your friends and family and social networks using #DayoftheOK. Learn more at


How can I get in touch for more information?

Send us an email at