Frequently Asked Questions

When is #LivePurpleGiveGold?

#LivePurpleGiveGold is on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. It begins at midnight and ends at 11:59 p.m. #LivePurpleGiveGold is UNI’s annual day of giving and pride. The entire UNI community comes together to support and highlight the impact the University of Northern Iowa has on the state, country and world.


How do challenges work?

Challenges have been provided by generous alumni and friends of the University of Northern Iowa to increase the impact of #LivePurpleGiveGold. Participating is as easy as making a gift to one of the challenges and you will be counted! See a list of challenges at the #LivePurpleGiveGold website.


What is the donor goal for #LivePurpleGiveGold?

The donor goal for #LivePurpleGiveGold is 1,200. Last year, the day saw 1,050 alumni and friends participate, setting a single-day record for gifts in a day. The hope is to set a new record on Wednesday, April 3!


Is there a minimum gift amount?

Every gift matters and we can accept gifts online of $5 or more. If you have any questions about your gift, please call 319-273-7118.


Who should I contact with questions regarding my contribution?

The UNI Foundation Financial Services office is available to answer all questions from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during #LivePurpleGiveGold. Please call 319-273-7118 or email


How can I make a gift?

You can make a gift by visiting the online gift form or calling the UNI Financial Services office at 319-273-7118.


I don’t see what I want to give to on the giving form. How do I donate to it?

You can designate your gift to any area of campus by using the “Other” section of the online giving form or calling UNI Financial Services at 319-273-7118. To give online, simply fill out the section with your amount and the area of campus you would like to support.


How can I make my gift go further?

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and submit the completed and signed form. We will take care of the rest.


Can I give in a different way than online during #LivePurpleGiveGold?

Yes! To make a gift over the phone, please call UNI Foundation Financial Services at 319-273-7118.


What do the funds raised on #LivePurpleGiveGold support?

Funds support the entire campus, as donors can designate their gift to any area of campus. Donors can support anything you are passionate about at the University of Northern Iowa.