Thank you for your interest in 2RPi Day! To learn more ways to support Rensselaer students, please visit giving.rpi.edu.


Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about 2RPi Day 2022.

What is 2Rπ Giving Day?

2Rπ Giving Day is a fundraising event beginning on June 28, 2022 at 12 a.m. EDT and ending on June 29, 2022 at 3 a.m. EDT that encourages Rensselaer alumni or alumnae, current students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to participate in our day of giving in support of current students.

Why does Rensselaer care about my participation?

Gifts of every size help current students by supporting the Rensselaer experience. Your participation, combined with the entire Rensselaer community, makes a big impact!

 

Alumni giving in particular is a metric used by many external groups and publications, including U.S. News and World Report, in compiling college rankings. It is a marker of alumni satisfaction in their alma mater. The higher the rankings, the more valuable the degree—so everyone benefits when everyone participates!

What if I don't see the fund I would like to support listed?

If you are not able to find the fund you would like to support, please select the Area of Support of your choice, then select "Other" in the Fund Designation drop down menu, and type in the fund name you wish to support. We will ensure your gift is designated appropriately.

Can I participate if I didn’t attend Rensselaer?

Yes! Parents, faculty/staff, and friends are encouraged to participate in 2Rπ Day. When prompted in the giving form, you select the role you most closely affiliate with.

Where do my gifts go?

Donors are encouraged to support where the need is greatest, our school annual funds, athletics programs, our student crowdfunding initiative, weR Gold, or any cause you feel most passionate about!

Is my payment secure?

Absolutely. The information collected during the event is only used by Rensselaer, and it will not be sold or shared with any third-party organizations. Your credit card information will not be stored.

Can I send a gift by mail or phone?

Because 2Rπ Day is a limited-time giving campaign, we strongly encourage you to make your gift online. This is the only way to assure your gift will qualify for matches and challenges taking place throughout the event. If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call (518) 276-6055, but we cannot guarantee these gifts will count toward giving matches and challenges.

Is there a minimum donation?

In order to process the donation, we are unable to accept payments below $1.00.

Is my 2Rπ Day contribution tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

Can I make my 2Rπ Day gift early?

Thank you for your enthusiasm! We will begin counting 2Rπ Day gifts at 12 a.m. EDT on June 28. We hope you can return then to make your gift before then, but if your schedule doesn't allow, please visit the Rensselaer Giving website at any time to show your support!

What if I have already made a gift to Rensselaer this year?

Thank you for being a part of the Rensselaer donor family! We appreciate your commitment and encourage you to make another gift during 2Rπ Day to help us meet our donor goal. We also need you to help promote 2Rπ Day to others. Visit the 2Rπ Day Download Zone for resources to help spread the word!

How can I help promote 2Rπ Day?

We encourage you to share the images and messages that you will find on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Send an email to classmates, post on your Facebook page, tweet, blog, visit your coworkers, and encourage your friends. Visit our Download Zone to find wording and imagery that may be helpful. By helping to spread the word, you are making a difference for Rensselaer students!

What if I don't see the fund I would like to support listed?

If you are not able to find the fund you would like to support, please select the Area of Support of your choice, then select "Other" in the Fund Designation drop down menu, and type in the fund name you wish to support. We will ensure your gift is designated appropriately.

Can I give an amount other than $6.28, $25, $62.80, $100, or $628?

Yes! Those are just suggested amounts. Please type in any amount over $1 in the white box underneath "Amount."

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card will be charged immediately.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes, contributions to Rensselaer support the university and are eligible for income tax charitable deduction as allowed by law.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes, Rensselaer will send you a gift receipt via email for tax purposes.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

Please call (518) 276-8546 or email our Gifts Processing Office during regular business hours, EDT.

Still have questions?

Contact us at givenow@rpi.edu