Phil Ahrens Education Fund

FAQ

How do I donate to a crowdfunding project?
1. Go to the project page of your choice.
2. Click on the "Give Now" button.
3. Enter the amount you would like to contribute.
4. Fill in your information.
5. Select the "Give Now" button to complete your contribution. 

Where will my donation go?
Your donation will be directed to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and then distributed to the program and/or department leading your selected project.

Who will my information be shared with?
Your information will be shared with project leaders and retained by the UI Center for Advancement. 

Are gifts tax deductible?
Yes, and you will receive a gift receipt via email for tax purposes from the UI Center for Advancement. 

When will my credit card be charged if I make a contribution?
Your card will be charged immediately upon completing your contribution.

What is your refund policy?
Because you are making a charitable gift to the UI Center for Advancement, a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is not refundable.

Can I make a gift by mail or phone?
It is preferred that all gifts are made online via the GOLDrush site. 

What if a project goal is not reached?
All projects will receive all funding made to the project even if the goal is not achieved. In the event that a project cannot be undertaken because of the shortfall, the money raised will be retained by the sponsoring college or unit for use on a project with similar goals.

What if a project goal is exceeded?
All projects will receive all funding made to the project even if the goal is exceeded. The more money raised, the greater the impact.

Who should I contact with additional questions?
Please contact uicrowdfunding@foriowa.org.

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