Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Big Give?

The Big Give is a 36-hour fundraising campaign that provides an opportunity for supporters of USD School of Law to make a big impact on current and future students. Gifts made within the time frame will benefit the law school and will count for the totals of the Big Give.

How does it work?

The Big Give is a virtual event that is taking place online and over the phone within the 36-hour timeframe. Any individual, law firm or business can make a gift to support the Big Give. All gifts made between 9 a.m. PST on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 and 9 p.m. PST on Thursday, April 27, 2017 will count. Gifts made online and over the phone will count toward the Big Give. Additionally, all gifts made prior to the Big Give through the ‘Give Now’ button to the right will count for the totals.

Who can participate?

Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate. This means alumni, students, faculty, staff, law firms, businesses and community partners.

Where do gifts go?

You have the option of giving to a variety of areas of the law school. The area you choose to designate your gift will receive 100 percent of your contribution and used at their discretion to support their biggest need.

What is the designation with the greatest need?

The highest fundraising priority is raising money for student scholarships. Gifts to support scholarships are essential as we work to limit the debt load our graduates accrue, build a more diverse student body and attract top students who will become future leaders in the legal profession and in their communities. 

Can I give to multiple designations?

Yes. Please give to the programs that you are passionate about.

Why support the Big Give?

Your gift to USD School of Law makes a big impact for our students, programs, and the future of the law school. No matter the size or designation, your support plays a role in the future success of USD School of Law.

Is there a minimum contribution amount?

No. Gifts of all sizes are accepted and will benefit the Big Give.

How can I make my gift?

You can make your gift online by clicking the 'Give Now' button to the right or over the phone during normal business hours by calling the Office of Development & Donor Relations at (619) 260-4031. Additionally, USD students will be calling alumni in the evenings of April 26-27 to ask for contributions to the Big Give, so be sure to pick up your phone.

Is it safe to make my gift online?

Absolutely. Your gift will be processed securely online and no credit card information will be saved or stored.

Can I send in my gift?

Only gifts made online or by phone during the Big Give will be counted in the totals. Your gift by mail will only be counted if received prior to the end of day on April 27 and specifically earmarked for the Big Give.

Is my Big Give contribution 100 percent tax deductible?


Can I make a recurring gift?

Yes, we encourage supporters to become Sustaining Donors by visiting the secure online giving site and selecting "I would like to pay my gift in installments" or "I would like to make a perpetual recurring gift" under frequency of payment.

I already supported USD School of Law this fiscal year, how else can I help out?

Thank you for making your gift already this year. Additional gifts made during the Big Give will help out and add to the total of the campaign. If you prefer not to make an additional gift, you can post about the Big Give on Facebook, Twitter, or send personal emails to friends and colleagues. Check out our sample posts or email templates.

I don't want my name listed on the donor honor roll, can I make my gift anonymously?

Yes, absolutely. Please note in the online giving form that you'd like to make your gift anonymously.


Development and Donor Relations
Guadalupe Hall, Room 202
Phone: (619) 260-4692
Fax: (619) 260-2219


M-F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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