Giving Day FAQs


What is One Day for UNK: 24 Hours of Loper Giving?

A giving day is a one-day fundraising challenge to rally a group of people around a specific cause. One Day for UNK: 24 Hours of Loper giving is the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s very first giving day! We’re asking the entire UNK family — students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, friends and fans to come together to raise money for Loper students and campus.

When is One Day for UNK: 24 Hours of Loper Giving?

One Day for UNK will take place from noon to noon, Oct. 6 and 7.

What is the #OneDayforUNK goal?

We hope to receive 515 gifts — one for each acre of UNK’s beautiful campus — from our Loper family during our very first One Day for UNK. (Secretly, though, we’re hoping to crush this goal and blow it out of the water.)

Will my gift help students? How?

Your gift will most definitely help students — the how is up to you. You can choose to support student scholarships, your favorite of UNK’s three colleges, a student organization, athletics or one of the other areas we’ve highlighted as choices for 24 Hours of Loper Giving. It’s your call! All donations will expand opportunities for UNK students and create an even better Loper student experience.

What’s this I hear about a stocking hat?

Good question, fellow Loper. You’ll receive a toasty-warm UNK beanie via mail if you make gifts totaling $60 or more during One Day for UNK: 24 Hours of Loper Giving. Find out more here.

Can I participate if I didn’t go to UNK?

ABSOLUTELY! Parents, community members, friends and fans are all encouraged to support UNK during 24 Hours of Loper Giving. Everyone’s generous gifts will be combined to advance the transformational Loper experience for every student on campus and the university’s impact across the state.

What if I’ve already made a gift to UNK this year?

Thank you for your gift! We think you’re the cat’s pajamas. Through this inaugural One Day for UNK, we hope to receive 515 gifts — one for each acre of UNK’s beautiful campus — from our extended Loper family. Another gift from you puts us closer to our goal!

What’s the deal with all the challenges?

We think a little competition makes things more fun, and who doesn’t love to put a costume on their pet? You might even earn bonus money for your area of interest. Keep an eye on the Leaderboards page for a complete list of challenges, the rules and the winners. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for challenge announcements.

Is there a minimum gift amount?

Yes, the minimum gift amount is $5. We have credit card processing fees and administrative costs to cover, but we’ve kept the minimum as low as we can so everyone can participate. Gifts of any amount make a difference and will be counted toward our One Day for UNK: 24 Hours of Loper Giving total.

What if my favorite fund isn’t listed as an option?

We’ve chosen an inclusive group of funds to highlight during #OneDayforUNK, and we hope you can find something that resonates with you so that you can be a part of our big day! If you would still like to make a gift to an area you have not found on this site, please visit http://unkfund.org to find more options for giving.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, all gifts to the University of Nebraska made through GiveGab and the University of Nebraska Foundation are tax deductible. Learn more here: https://nufoundation.org/legal/

What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money and engage donors. The University of Nebraska Foundation has chosen GiveGab to facilitate One Day for UNK: 24 Hours of Loper Giving.

Is it safe to make a gift online?

Yes, please don’t worry; online gifts made through GiveGab are safe and secure. GiveGab will not receive your credit card information, and it will never be shared or sold to a third party.

Can I make a gift by mail?

Of course. We encourage you to support the University of Nebraska at Kearney by mail at any time, but we must receive your gift, specifically designated for One Day for UNK, by Oct. 7 for it to count toward this event’s totals. To meet this deadline, please mail your gift by Sept. 27. Don’t forget to let us know what fund it’s for!

I’ve made my contribution toward 24 Hours of Loper Giving, but I want to do more. How else can I help?

You’re quite the Loper, and we appreciate your enthusiasm! Please choose BE AN AMBASSADOR from the drop-down menu to learn how you can help us share the word about #OneDayforUNK on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. You might even win a prize along the way!

I’d like to be a sponsor for One Day for UNK: 24 Hours of Loper Giving. How can I learn more?

We’re so glad you asked! Check out Sponsorship Opportunities or contact Teresa Brown at teresa.brown@nufoundation.org or 402-458-1240 for more information.

Who do I contact if I have a question?

We’re here to help! Please email us at onedayforunk@nufoundation.org or call Teresa Brown at 402-458-1240. If she can’t help you, she’ll connect you with someone who can.