What is BU Giving Day?

Updated March 2023

Boston University Giving Day, April 11, 2023, is a one-day, online fundraising drive. On #BUGivingDay, alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff, and friends from all over the world come together to give back and celebrate what they care about at BU.

Things to know

2023 is BU’s ninth Giving Day (bu.edu/givingday). Whether you’re a fan of club sports, an admirer of BU’s sustainability efforts, a friend to first-generation students, or an eager supporter of another group, there’s a BU community that will be grateful for your gift. Giving Day gifts support hundreds of causes and programs on all three BU campuses and beyond.

All gifts made on April 11 (midnight to midnight, PDT) count.

100% of your gift goes to the fund you choose.

What makes this day different

Thanks to a group of generous donors, every Giving Day gift helps earn bonus funds for BU schools and colleges, teams, and programs. In other words, every gift makes an even bigger impact than it normally would.

There will also be special one-time challenges that will give areas at BU the chance to earn additional matching funds.

Challenges = Giving opportunities created by generous donors to inspire other community members to make a donation.

The last time we came together

In 2022, more than 10,000 donors made gifts to 400+ different causes and programs, totaling $3.1 million in support of BU.

Get involved

We need your help to make sure that Terriers all over the world hear about #BUGivingDay! Every post you make helps spread the word, and ultimately helps raise critical funds for the schools, colleges, departments, teams, clubs, and causes that make you #ProudtoBU. You can get involved today by signing up to be a BU Giving Day Ambassador and by downloading your social media toolkit. Help spread the word and start building momentum for Giving Day to ensure the day is a huge success.