Day of the Dons

The Day of the Dons is USF’s fun and fast-paced 24-hour online fundraising campaign that happens just once a year, making a difference for students today.

Thanks to you, this year's Day of the Dons was a record-breaking success. More than 2,000 supporters helped us raise $760,609 for scholarships and academic programs at USF.

Why is it important to be counted on Day of the Dons?

The Day of the Dons celebrates the power of our community coming together through a display of generosity to make USF an even better university. Every gift and every donor count on the Day of the Dons.

Can anyone give on the Day of the Dons?

Yes! With ambitious challenges in place, the support of the entire USF community — alumni, donors, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends — is needed on this day. You can create your own challenge or match when you make your gift.

How will USF use my gift?

It's all about you! You decide which school, scholarship, sport, or program your gift will support.

How can I make sure my gift counts for the Day of the Dons?

On the Day of the Dons, there are several ways you can make your gift:

    • Visit this page or usfca.edu/makeagift and give between 12:01 a.m. and midnight on April 19.
    • Respond to an email or social media post inviting you to give.
    • Call (415) 422-6638 to make a gift directly with a staff member.
    • Mail a check or money order to the address on this page. Write “Day of the Dons” in the memo line and ensure it is postmarked by April 19.

How can I follow all the action on April 19?

There are lots of ways to be part of Day of the Dons!

  • Subscribe to our emails. If you are an alumna/us  and do not receive emails from USF, update your contact information
  • Follow @usfca on social media to stay updated

What else can I do to participate in Day of the Dons?

Show your Dons’ pride by posting on social media now and on April 19. Tag your posts #DayoftheDons. Use your cell phone to film your own personal plea – a short video explaining why you are giving back. You can post your plea directly to USF’s donation site when you make your gift and track how many people give because of your plea!

Is my online payment secure?

Yes, all gifts processed online by USF on the Day of the Dons — and any day — are managed through a secure online giving system.

Are gifts on the Day of the Dons tax deductible?

Your gift is tax deductible to extent allowable by law. USF's Tax ID is 94-1156628.

Contact Info

Day of the Dons

M–F, 8:30 to 5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Office of Annual Giving
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-6638