What is Dam Proud Day?

Dam Proud Day is an online day of giving and connecting. Beavers everywhere are coming together to support what we’re most proud of at Oregon State University. As part of this day, all alumni, students, faculty, staff, fans and friends of the university are encouraged to support and celebrate the OSU programs and projects they believe in.

When is Dam Proud Day?

OSU’s annual Day of Giving is Wednesday, April 24, and all gifts that come in before midnight will count.

How do I give?

Go to DamProudDay.org to easily support all colleges and sports, and many life-changing programs and initiatives as well.

Why should I give today rather than some other day?

Today only, fellow donors have put forward matching and challenge gifts to help increase the impact of gifts. So no matter the size of your gift, you will make an even greater difference.

What is a matching gift?

Matching gifts are funded by donors and create opportunities to leverage your support for the college or program that you believe in. These may include goals for a certain number of people to donate within a certain period of time or to donate a certain amount, which will unlock additional funding for the school or program.

Besides giving, how can I get involved?

Become an official Dam Proud Day Ambassador or simply email your family, friends and fellow alumni and promote it on social media. On your social media messages, be sure to use our hashtags (#BeavsGive #DamProudDay #DamProud) and include a link to DamProudDay.org or a specific project or initiative that you would like to support. We want to hear your story!

Tuition is high! Why does the university need more money?

Tuition is a serious financial commitment, which is why a portion of today is focused on inspiring donors to support scholarships and student aid. Donors help reduce the burden of rising education costs on students and their families, and also support opportunities that enrich students’ educational experiences. In fact, about 80% of Dam Proud Day giving opportunities directly impact students, many of whom are still struggling due to the pandemic.

Why did you use the word "Dam"?

The beaver dam pun is used broadly to represent the larger Oregon State community, especially among students and young alumni (such as in Dam Jam, DAMlab, etc.). With this in mind, the name Dam Proud Day draws upon the pride that our community feels for Oregon State University students, programs and more.

Can I give to more than one area?

Yes, you can make multiple gifts when you check out. Make sure to select "Add a Donation" on the gift menu to select the other areas you would like to support. Your card will only be charged once for the sum of your donations.

Is there a maximum donation amount?

Yes. There is a $999,999.99 maximum donation amount on the online giving page. If you wish to donate $1,000,000 or more... oh my goodness, that would be AMAZING! We can definitely help with that! Please contact the Annual Giving Team at 541-737-4218.

Can I make an international donation?

Yes, you can make a donation from a country outside of the United States. Simply select your country when completing your donation.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Yes. There is a $5 minimum.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Your contribution may be tax deductible.  Please contact your tax advisor with any specific questions concerning the deductibility of this contribution for federal or state income tax purposes.  The OSU Foundation provides no goods or services in exchange for this gift unless otherwise noted. If you do not receive a receipt or need a duplicate receipt, please contact the Office of Gift Administration.

What is the OSU Foundation's non-profit tax ID number?

Oregon State University’s Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, is 93-6022772.

Can I donate anonymously?

Yes. If you choose to give anonymously, your name will not be publicized on the Dam Proud Day supporters list.

What are Dam Proud Day gifts used for?

That's up to our donors! Gifts made on Dam Proud Day are used to support the programs the donor specifies. More than 70 programs and projects are highlighted on the Dam Proud Day website, and about 80% of them directly impact OSU students. This Dam Proud Day, give to the causes you believe in.

Do the challenge totals shown on project webpages include every gift?

Challenge totals include gifts made on Dam Proud Day. Gifts that were made before Dam Proud Day and any gifts received afterwards will be added to the final Dam Proud Day totals to make sure every gift is included.

Can my college, program or unit win more than one prize?

No, a single college, program, or unit may only win one prize. If a unit qualifies for two or more prizes, it will be awarded the prize with the most value. However, bragging rights will not be revoked.

How can I give to a fund that does not have a Dam Proud Day giving page?

It's easy! Visit this webpage, where you can designate your gift to a fund of your choice. Just remember to include the fund name!

How does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 impact the tax deductibility of my gift?

Enacted in January of 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated deductibility of ticket seat contributions and gifts that receive points used for ticket placement for home athletic contests (i.e. Beaver Points). All gifts to Oregon State Athletics default to receiving Beaver Points. If you have other OSU Athletics questions, click here!