Frequently Asked Questions
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 nonprofits, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. New Mexico State University wants to build on the strength of this global movement to increase exposure and build support for student success.
Every gift, no matter how big or small, will impact the life of a student. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to build scholarships across campus.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, to the extent allowable by law. The NMSU Foundation is a nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization that is structurally separate from NMSU and exists solely for NMSU's benefit, serving as the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of the University.
Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?
Yes. We receipt all gifts in accordance with IRS guidelines. If you give online, you will also receive a confirmation of your gift via email.
How does the Foundation match online donations with its donor records?
The Foundation's gift accounting department analyzes each online gift to verify whether the donor is a graduate, long-time supporter, and or a new donor to the site. Staff members review name and address information (residence and business), graduation dates, and any other comments associated with the gift to correctly match the online donation with the correct donor.
Is it safe to make a gift online?
Yes. The NMSU Foundation uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. The NMSU Foundation adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. The purpose of the policy is 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."