Below you will find answers to many common questions about Ospreys Give 2019.
What is Ospreys Give?
Ospreys Give is Stockton University's 24-hour Day of Giving. It is designed to bring together our entire Stockton community of alumni, faculty, students, staff, parents and friends to show our shared pride and support the programs and causes that matter most to you. Ospreys Give provides us an opportunity to come together as ONE STOCKTON to move our University forward.
When is Ospreys Give?
Ospreys Give begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2 and ends at 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 3rd.
While Ospreys Give provides an easy way to give online, fun activities will also be held on our Galloway, Atlantic City, Hammonton, and Manahawkin campuses during select hours. Visit the homepage for a complete schedule of events.
Who can participate?
Anyone and everyone who loves Stockton! Ospreys Give allows alumni, students, parents, faculty and friends the opportunity to come together to show our shared Osprey Pride, support our students and move the University forward.
Why should I participate in Ospreys Give?
Every gift makes Stockton a "university of opportunity" for students from diverse backgrounds. Did you know that first generation college students comprise more than 50 percent of our current student body? Your support provides the ongoing resources that are crucial to the growth and success of our students, university and community. Your gifts help provide access to a quality education at an affordable price.
Gifts to the Stockton Fund enable the Foundation to support the areas of greatest need, or you can support what you love, whether it be an academic school, scholarships, athletics or a community service program. It takes the collective annual support of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty and staff to continue to move Stockton forward.
How can I help spread the word?
You can spread the word on social media platforms and by tagging all of your posts with #ospreysgive. Tell your friends, colleagues and anyone you think may be interested in supporting Stockton during the 2019 Day of Giving!
If you'd like to become an official Osprey Social Media Ambassador for Stockton University, just click the "Ambassador" button (top of page). A complete toolkit and everything you need in there.
Ambassadors are also eligible to win great prizes, so sign up today!
Are gifts tax deductible?
Yes. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Once you make your gift, you will receive an email confirmation that your gift has been received, and a receipt for tax purposes.
What is the minimum gift amount?
The minimum gift amount is $5.
Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?
Is it possible to make a gift by mail or by phone?
Of course! To make a gift by mail prior to Oct. 2, send a check made payable to the "Stockton University Foundation" with "Ospreys Give" in the memo line addressed to "Attn: Development & Alumni Relations (K204), 101 Vera King Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205." To give by phone, please call 609-652-4658 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and state you want to make a gift for Ospreys Give.
Once the Day of Giving kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 2, all supporters are encouraged to make their gifts online from Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. to Thursday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. This will ensure your donation qualifies for matches and challenges taking place throughout the 24 hours.
How can I make my donation go even further?
Consider making a challenge or match gift with your family, co-workers or a group of fellow alumni. Thousands of companies also match gifts for higher education, which can double or triple your gift value.
To find out if your employer (or your spouse's employer) has a matching gift program, please click here. If so, please contact your Human Resources representative for a matching gift form.
What are Matching and Challenge Gifts?
Matching gifts help encourage greater donor participation and ultimately double the support for our students. Challenges add fun and excitement to inspire giving — and a little healthy and friendly competition.
Please note that only online gifts made through Ospreys Give will be eligible for the Match and Challenge opportunities. Please bookmark ospreysgive.stockton.edu to stay updated on the progress of matches and challenges and join in!