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Frequently Asked Questions

What is One Day for Iowa?

One Day for Iowa is a 24-hour online fundraising event that will take place from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. This day gives you and the greater University of Iowa community—alumni, parents, friends, and fans—the chance to make a difference by donating to the UI area you care about most.

Why is One Day for Iowa different than any other day?

Gifts made during One Day for Iowa have the opportunity to earn additional funds for UI areas through challenges and matching gifts. This means your gift has the opportunity to make an even bigger impact.

Why is Iowa holding One Day for Iowa?

This fundraising event supports students, faculty, research, health care, athletics, and more—helping Iowa maintain its status as a top-tier public university.

Is there a minimum or maximum donation I can make on One Day for Iowa?

Yes. The minimum gift amount is $10. But, the sky’s the limit!

What are the featured University of Iowa colleges and programs for One Day for Iowa?

Check out the Featured Programs page to see the complete list of giving areas.

What if I want to give to a UI college or featured program that isn’t listed above?

When you make your gift, choose “Other” and indicate the area in the “If other fund, please specify” section. While gifts to these other funds will not be tracked on the leaderboard and will not be included in the One Day for Iowa challenges, they will be included in the overall total for the day.

Can I give by mail or by phone?

Gifts can be made via phone on Wednesday, April 4. To make your gift or to find out how you can mail in your gift, please call 319-335-3305 or 800-648-6973. If you choose to give via mail or phone, your gift must arrive by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 to count.

Will my One Day for Iowa contribution be tax-deductible?

Yes. Your gift is tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation followed by a receipt in the mail, which can be used for tax purposes. Due to the expected high volume of online gifts, this mailed receipt might be delayed.

How can I help spread the word?

Your support will make One Day for Iowa a success. You can become a social ambassador, as well as post about One Day for Iowa—with the hashtag #1DayforIowa—on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tell your friends about this fun and inspiring day for Hawkeyes to change the world. If you have questions on what to post, please see our Spread the Word page.

I still have questions. How can I get in touch?

Feel free to shoot us an email at, or call (319) 335-3305 | (800) 648-6973.

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