FAQ

When is #BonaGivingDay?

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

What is #BonaGivingDay?

#BonaGivingDay is a day committed to philanthropy, in which we encourage alumni, family, friends, faculty and staff to come together and make a gift to St. Bonaventure and The Bonaventure Fund.

How will my donation be used?

Gifts to The Bonaventure Fund go to work immediately supporting the University and its students. Not only do your gifts provide needed financial aid and scholarship support, they also help keep the University updated with the latest classroom technology and resources.

I can't afford to make a large gift. Does my donation really make a difference?

Yes. Whether $20 or $2,000, all gifts make a difference in the lives of students. Even better, your gift on #BonaGivingDay helps us get closer to reaching our challenge goals and unlocking an additional $117,000 in challenge gifts.

How do I make a gift?

Visit www.sbu.edu/bonagivingday
Click on the "Donate" button.
Complete the information required and click submit once complete.

Besides making a donation, how else can I help?

You can provide additional support by spreading the word through social media. Check out our Social Media section for some tips on how to best spread the word. We even provide some sample posts for Twitter and Facebook. 

Can I give by mail or over the phone?

While #BonaGivingDay is a virtual event, the University would be more than happy to accept your support either by mail or phone. To give by mail, please send a check to the following:

The Bonaventure Fund
P.O. Box 2519
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

Please write #BonaGivingDay in the memo line of your check.

To give by phone, please call The Bonaventure Fund offices at (716) 375-2068.

Can my employer match my gift?

There are many companies that offer matching gift programs. If you aren't sure whether your employer matches gifts, please visit www.matchinggifts.com/sbu to find out.

Is my gift on #BonaGivingDay still tax deductible?

Yes. All gifts to St. Bonaventure are considered a charitable donation. Your gift will be acknowledged with a receipt for your tax records from Advancement Services.

I am a current Bonaventure student, how can I be involved? 

It's easy for students to get involved. You can help spread the word on social media by clicking here for more information. Every post about #BonaGivingDay will help contribute to the day's success.

Plus, join in the #BonaGivingDay Selfie Scavenger Hunt for a chance to earn Bona gear!