FAQ


Q. What is Jesuit Gives Back?

Jesuit Gives Back is a new annual fundraising campaign for Jesuit High School. This 24-hour Day of Giving is an exciting new way for our community to support the school we love.


Q. Why should I support Jesuit Gives Back?

Many hands make light work. Together, our contributions provide invaluable resources for financial aid, Christian Service, campus ministry, and so much more. Our collective action advances Jesuit’s mission and opportunities to educate leaders who are women and men for others.


Q. Is there a minimum or maximum donation I can make on Day of Giving?

No – every gift counts, and our goal focuses on participation. Thanks to the support of a few generous donors, many gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar. These matches are a wonderful way to amplify the impact of your gift, great or small. There are also several prizes that you can win for giving at a certain level.


Q. Is #JesuitGivesBack just for alumni?

Not at all – students, parents, faculty/staff, and friends of Jesuit are all encouraged to support on Day of Giving! At the end of the giving form, you can select your affiliation, so choose the role(s) that best represents your connection to our community. There are many matches and challenge opportunities to amplify your gift throughout the day. Many hands make light work, and we are stronger together!


Q. Do I qualify for multiple matches/challenges?

Yes – head over to the Prizes page to see how you could double or triple the impact of your gift! Your contributions will continue to be matched dollar-for-dollar throughout the day thanks to the generosity of our Jesuit Gives Back donors.


Q. Where does my Day of Giving gift go?

Donors may designate their gift to the area of greatest need, financial aid, or a specific department (e.g., Christian Service, campus ministry, fine arts, athletics, etc.). When you fill out the giving form, you will be able to make this selection. For reference, giving to the area of greatest need provides Jesuit High School with the resources to respond quickly to emerging opportunities, such as financial aid. Wherever you decide to give, your support makes a measurable difference and directly advances our Jesuit mission.


Q. Is my payment secure? What is GiveGab?

Yes – Jesuit Gives Back is facilitated by GiveGab, a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab partners with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1, to process securely all gifts made through jesuitgivesback.org.


Q. Can I send a gift by mail or phone?

Yes – However, due to the 24-hour time limit, gifts mailed in may not be reflected on the digital leaderboard. If you would like to make a gift by phone on February 13, please call Diane Salzman, Vice President for Development, at 503-291-5497. If you would like to mail a check, please make the check payable to Jesuit High School and mail to: Jesuit High School, attn: Development Office, 9000 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 97225.


Q. Is my Jesuit Gives Back contribution tax deductible?

Yes – your gift is tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes. If you qualify and opt in to receive one of the prizes (limited edition socks or polo), you will receive a receipt for tax purposes that subtracts the cost of the prize from the total of your gift per IRS regulations.


Q. Will I have to pay credit card fees to give through Jesuit Gives Back? How much of my donation will Jesuit High School receive?

GiveGab retains a 3% campaign management fee from all donations. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.2% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to Jesuit Gives Back. All donations are final and cannot be refunded. A qualifying gift using the ACH method will incur the 3% campaign management fee and a $3.00 flat fee. Any donations processed outside of Jesuit Gives Back donation period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: http://info.givegab.com/pricing.


Q. What if I already made a gift to Jesuit High School this year?

Thank you for supporting this incredible Jesuit community! Your gift creates transformative experiences for our students, and we encourage you to make an additional gift of any size on February 13.


Q. Can I use my employer's matching gifts funds?

Yes – please contact us if you can extend your employer's generosity to enhance the impact of your support at Jesuit High School. Call Diane Salzman, Vice President for Advancement, at 503-291-5497 or email development@jesuitportland.org.


Q. How will the donation be reported on my credit card?

Gifts made on Jesuit Gives Back should primarily appear on donors' credit cards as “Jesuit High School”, but on some statements, gifts may appear as “GiveGab Jesuit High School” or similar.


Q. Can I help promote Jesuit Gives Back?

Absolutely! We would love your help spreading the word about the big day. Find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out the Downloads page for quick images to post on your social media!


Q. Who do I contact with questions about Jesuit Gives Back?

Diane Salzman, Vice President for Advancement
P: 503-291-5497 | development@jesuitportland.org