Q. What is G-Day?
G-Day is an annual giving day facilitated by the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). It's a day when staff, alumni and community join together to give a donation, small or big, to make a difference in the community.All donations on G-Day can be directed to a preferred project, either assisting students with financial need through the USC Study Support Bursary or supporting USC’s work in mental health through the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute.
Q. When is G-Day?
Due to the impact of COVID-19, G-Day has been postponed. USC is assessing the situation and will provide further information when possible.
Q. How can I get involved with G-Day?
There are opportunities to attend G-Day events, donate and participate across all USC locations. If you would like to organise an activity in your workplace or volunteer on G-Day, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Can I help promote G-Day?
Please do! We encourage you to share the website, send an email to friends, post on Facebook, tweet, blog, yell, and spread the word about G-Day any way you can.
Q. Can I fundraise for G-Day?
If you would like to be a Fundraising Champion for G-Day, please email email@example.com. We’d love to have you join the G-Day fundraising team and help spread the word!
Q. How can I donate to G-Day?
Donations will open on 13 April 2020. You can donate via credit card by clicking on the GIVE NOW button on this site for G-Day donations.If you would like to donate via direct deposit, cheque or cash, please phone (07) 5430 1104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Q. Will my donation be matched?
The Scott Williams Foundation has generously offered to match all donations to the USC Study Support Bursary up to $50,000. When you make your gift online to this area, the matching donation will automatically be included. Additional matching gifts may be announced that can increase the impact of your gift.
Q. Are donations to G-Day tax deductible?
Yes, all donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia. Donating online will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. A receipt will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your donation.
Q. Is my payment secure?
Absolutely – G-Day is facilitated by GiveGab, a company who has partnered with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1 (the most stringent level of certification possible) to process all gifts. Read through Stripe's security documentation online.
Q. Having trouble making your donation?
Some credit card companies may ask you to verify donations which are made via our G-Day partner, GiveGab.com. If you require assistance, please contact the USC Development Office on 07 5430 1104 or Email Us
Q. Who benefits from G-Day?
Over the last four years, G-Day supporters have helped change the lives of nearly 150 students, providing financial assistance through a USC Study Support Bursary that enabled them to stay at USC. In 2020 we are aiming to help even more people through G-Day, so this year, in addition to student financial challenges, we are tackling mental health.
Donations can be directed to a preferred project, either assisting students with financial need through the USC Study Support Bursary or supporting USC’s work in mental health through the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute.
Q. How much of my donation will go to the cause?
All funds (100%) donated to G-Day will go directly to the cause you choose.
Q. Why do students need financial assistance?
While students can defer university fees, for those with limited financial means, it is the challenging task of balancing the time required to study with work demands and family commitments that often becomes too much to manage. The sad fact is that these students have the most to gain from a university education, and it is not their capability but their inability to pay their bills that makes them one of those students who discontinues their studies. Donations to G-Day will go directly to a Study Support Bursary for these students.
Q. What is GiveGab?
GiveGab is a non-profit giving platform based in Ithaca, New York USA that helps other non-profits to raise money for their organisation and fundraise in a more streamlined way. USC is partnering with GiveGab to facilitate our annual giving day.