Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Chowan Gives 2022.

What is Chowan Gives - Day of Giving?

Chowan Gives Day is 24 hours for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to show their pride and support their passion for Chowan! You are invited to participate by wearing your Chowan gear, decorating your favorite internet space, posting photos and videos on social media and giving to an area close to your heart.

Can anyone participate in Chowan Gives - Day of Giving?

Absolutely. Support from the ENTIRE Chowan community is what makes our University a remarkable place! No matter the designation or amount, your donation will be counted toward our Day of Giving goal.

I want to create my own challenge or match, how do I get involved?

Thank you! Please reach out to us in the Advancement Office to discuss setting up a challenge or match for the Day of Giving.


If you want to create a challenge or match on Day of Giving, simply navigate to your Champion homepage and scroll to the bottom. There you will click on the "Create a New Challenge/Match" button and follow the steps!

Can I make a gift before Day of Giving and have it count?

If you are unable to support Day of Giving on April 13, 2022, but still want to participate, please contact the Advancement Office at 252-398-1233.

If I am a faculty or staff member that gives through payroll deduction will my gift be counted in the Day of Giving total?

Yes! If you wish to have your payroll deduction count towards our goal, then you have that option. 

Do I have to make my gift online?

Please contact Twyla Duke at 252-398-1233 or by email at, to learn about other ways to participate in Day of Giving. 

Are employer matching gifts accepted?

Yes, but due to processing restrictions, matching gifts may not be counted in the overall dollar total for the Day of Giving. 


Matching gifts from the company or organization you work for double the impact of your gift.

Can my donation be anonymous?

Yes, you can make your gift anonymously by simply selecting the box on the giving form.

What are challenge and matching gifts?

Challenge and matching gifts help increase support for student scholarships, special initiatives, and areas of need from groups across campus. Participating in challenge and matching opportunities on Day of Giving is a great way to multiply the impact of your support. A complete list of challenges will be on the Challenges page, and active matches and challenges can be viewed on the main landing page and participating group landing page for the specific area.


Don't forget, anyone can create a challenge or matching opportunity!

Why is it important to be counted in on April 13?

Chowan Gives - Day of Giving is not a spectator sport. It's all about joining in and being counted. The more alumni, family, and friends who give, the more people we can reach and inspire to give as well. It's that simple. And that's why it's important to show that #ChowanGives!

What is a Chowan Gives Champion?

Champions are Chowan's digital leaders who share messages and create excitement about our Day of Giving before and during the day. With an investment of a few minutes, Champions help spread awareness—asking their network to participate in Day of Giving using their preferred forms of communication: email, text, phone, and social media. If you are interested in becoming a Champion, you can register here or email with questions.

When is Chowan Gives?

Chowan Gives - Day of Giving begins Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 12:00 AM and will run until 11:59 PM.

Can I direct my donation to something specific?

You decide! Support the area of campus that is important to YOU. This year we are excited to offer challenges where gifts will be matched, as well as the opportunity for you to create your own challenge as a Champion. Visit the Challenges page to learn more about each of the challenges.

Is my gift tax deductible? 

Yes. Chowan University is a charitable organization and a 501c3.

What if I don't see my area of interest in the participating groups? 

If you are not able to find the area you would like to support, you can select any Area of Campus, then select "Other" in the Fund Designation drop down menu, and type in the program and/or fund name you wish to support. We will ensure your gift is designated appropriately.

What does "Specific Designation" mean?

By selecting Specific Designation, you are directing your donation to exactly what you want to support. The "Other" selection in the "Specific Designation" allows you to further direct your donation. Simply type what you want to support within the "Other" selection.

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