Giving FAQ and 501(c)(3) information

Gonzaga University is a not-for-profit (or charitable) organization with 501(c)(3) IRS status. Contributions to Gonzaga University are tax deductible in the manner and to the extent provided by section 170 of the internal revenue code. It is recommended that you consult your tax advisor regarding the exact deductibility of gifts to Gonzaga University. Gonzaga's Tax ID number is 91-0236600

Contact us at The Development office is the fundraising arm of the University Advancement division, which also includes the Alumni Association and Marketing and Communication offices, all of whom are here to help you.

Your gift to any area or fund makes a significant difference for Gonzaga University and its students. The top priority areas for which the University is currently fundraising include: 

Yes! Every gift makes a difference. Your gift and others like it combine to cover a range of immediate needs and helps further the Jesuit mission of transforming lives. Participation from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and students at all gift levels, no matter the amount, demonstrates endorsement by the Gonzaga community for the many exciting initiatives taking place at our great University.
In addition to demonstrating support for students and scholarships, each year Gonzaga University is rated by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, and alumni giving percentages are seen as an indicator of alumni satisfaction and factored into the ranking process. Alumni who participate at any level are helping Gonzaga's standing for student recruitment, fund raising, and overall reputation.
No—dues paid to be an Alumni Association member are not tax-deductible charitable gifts. They help to fund events across the country and the Alumni Association scholarship.
Gonzaga's fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. Giving numbers and participation data are calculated and donor recognition lists are compiled based on gifts processed between those dates.
For online gifts, selecting a designation is part of the giving form. For checks, you can specify the gift designation by including a letter stating the intent or by simply writing where the gift should go in the memo portion of your check.
Please ask for assistance by emailing us at or calling us at (800) 463-6925.
Yes! Gonzaga accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express at or by phone at (800) 463-6925.
Yes. Our gift accounting office acknowledges all donation amounts and you can expect an official receipt for your taxes in the mail soon after your gift is received. If you make your gift online, you will also receive a confirmation notice via e-mail.
For questions about your receipt, you may contact our Gift Accounting office at (800) 463-6925 or during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Gonzaga University subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP):

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights.

Gonzaga University will respect your desire for anonymity and will not disclose your gift. We are proud to recognize the generosity of our donors through published donor lists and donor recognition events. When donors notify us that they choose not to be publicly recognized for their support, we will accommodate the request. Anonymous donors must provide personal information for tax purposes, but that information will remain confidential. Please let us know if you would prefer not to have your name listed by calling (800) 463-6925 or sending an email request to
Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support, sometimes on a one-to-one, two-to-one, or even a three-to-one basis. The impact of corporate matching support can be enormous. Hundreds of companies have matching-gift programs — search for your employer in the matching gift section of our online giving form.

You can very easily make a pledge now, and then request that the University remind you or charge your credit card at a specific time in the future. Making a pledge gives you the opportunity to distribute your payments throughout the year, allowing you to consider a larger gift to the University.

With respect to pledge payment options, billing arrangements can be made monthly, quarterly, or annually for your convenience. We gladly accept the following forms of payment: cash, check, electronic check, credit card, electronic fund transfer, wire transfer, and stocks/securities.

Please contact our Gift Accounting office at (800) 463-6925 or to set up or modify your pledge as needed.
Please contact us at (509) 313-6382, (800) 463-6925, or visit our online record update form to submit your changes.
We have an increasing number of alumni and friends who are benefiting from life income gifts and other estate gift plans. These gifts provide wonderful benefits, from increased income to generous tax savings, for our benefactors. For more information, please contact our Planned Giving Office at (509) 313-6141, (800) 388-0881 or
Never. Your personal information will remain confidential and will never be sold by Gonzaga University or traded with another organization. Information contained in our records is used only for University-related business.
If you still have questions, please call the Office of University Advancement at (509) 313-5995 or (800) 463-6925, or e-mail A member of our staff will be happy to assist you.

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