Now until October 10, all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor! Give to a newly established fund, already established fund, or any fund near and dear to your heart. The power of Alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff coming together makes transformative experiences possible.

*undesignated gifts will be directed to the areas of greatest need at VSU.
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FY23 Match It Campaign Policy 

All alumni gifts:

  • Must be received between Sept. 8 and Oct. 10, 2022.
  • Will be matched.
Types of gifts counted

  • Eligible gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar.
  • Gifts of any amount will be matched up to $10,000.
  • Cash, check, online, stock transfer gifts are accepted.
  • Endowments will be matched.
  • The match gift will be applied to the same fund as the eligible gift. Example: IA received $1k from a donor for tuition assistance. A match of 1k will be posted to tuition assistance.
  • Gift received by mail are eligible for a match if received between Sept. 8 and Oct. 10; gifts received after the deadline must be postmarked no later than Oct. 15.
  • All walk-in gifts brought to our office between Sept. 8 and Oct. 10 will be matched.
  • Gifts via stock, IRA’s and donor-advised funds (gifts may take up to five days after the event to process).
  • New recurring gift commitments, gifts that are given on a monthly basis by way of bank draft or automatic credit card payments, will be matched between Sept. 8 to June 30, 2023).
  • ACH Forms must be completed and returned to the Office of Institutional Advancement giving@vsu.edu. between Sept. 8 and June 30, 2023 to eligible for match.

Gifts not eligible for match

  • Gifts received prior to Sept. 8
  • Gifts cannot be backdated. 
  • Payments on gift pledges.
  • All gifts where benefits are involved are not match eligible (ie Athletic Booster Club; Trojan Athletic Club, Homecoming Events or Golf Tournament).
  • Corporate Matching Gifts (only the employee’s gift will be matched, not corporate match).
  • Recurring gifts or automatic credit card payments committed prior to Sept. 8.
  • Naming opportunities are not eligible.

Match It Campaign Donor Calculations

  • Donor totals are based on individuals with hard credit only or soft credit on a gift from a third party entity, like a DAF (Advised Donor Funds).

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