The Excellence Fund: Changing Lives at BGSU

FAQ

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes. All gifts received through this platform are considered donations to Bowling Green State University and are thus tax-deductible. Donors will receive a tax receipt following gift processing. Any perks or gifts associated with your donation are not tax-deductible and will be itemized in your receipt from BGSU’s gift processing department.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

Where is my donation going?

100 percent of your donation will go directly to the project. All processing fees associated with your donation are absorbed by the BGSU Foundation, Inc. and will not be taken from the project fund.

What if my project does not meet its funding goal?

If the campaign falls short of its funding goal, the funds raised will still be released to the project fund. In the event that a project cannot be undertaken because of the shortfall, the money raised will be retained by the sponsoring college or unit for use on a project with similar goals.

What if a project is overfunded?

Campaign project leaders are asked to prepare a “stretch goal” strategy for their stated funding goal. In the event that a project receives funding beyond its goal, project leaders will have identified how the money will be used to expand or enhance the project. This will be communicated through the project’s home page.

Does my gift count as an annual gift?

Yes, your gift to this project will count as an annual gift to BGSU.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

Call (419) 372-7700, or e-mail falconfunded@bgsu.edu.

How do I take advantage of my employer's matching gifts program?

Call (419) 372-7700 or e-mail falconfunded@bgsu.edu to get the fund number for the project you are supporting. Include the fund number when you file for the matching gift, and the matching gift will be added to the project total when it is received.Matching gifts must be requested by the individual who made the donation through their employer

Are international donations accepted?

Yes, we accept international gifts via credit card.