All In for Wesleyan FAQ
All in for Wesleyan is Illinois Wesleyan University's annual day of giving. This year, we’re celebrating All In for Wesleyan’s 10th Birthday - and we hope you join us for the party of the decade!
Here are some frequently asked questions about the day.
When will All In for Wesleyan take place?
All In for Wesleyan is a 24-hour campaign. The day will begin at 12:00 a.m. CDT on
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 and end at 12:00 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.
How do I make my gift on All In for Wesleyan?
On April 11, you can make a gift at www.iwu.edu/all-in. Please visit the website to make your gift and track live progress. You can also give via phone by calling 309-556-3091.
Why consider a gift of $18.50?
$18.50 represents the founding year of Illinois Wesleyan University. Since 1850, IWU has provided the highest quality education for Titans and continues to create opportunities for current and future students.
What is a Challenge?
A Challenge is funded by an IWU Challenge Donor whose gift is designated to support All In for Wesleyan in an effort to encourage continuous donations throughout the day.
Where are challenge gift donations allocated?
Donations received for All In for Wesleyan challenges are allocated toward the donor’s selected designation(s).
Will my contribution be tax deductible?
Yes. You will receive a tax receipt via email after you make your gift.
Does my recurring credit card donation count toward All In for Wesleyan?
Thank you for your ongoing generosity. Because of the unique nature of this event, you will have to make an additional gift on All In for Wesleyan to count in the total dollars and donors raised on April 11.
I just mailed my donation check. Will this count for All In for Wesleyan?
Thank you for your support. Because of the unique nature of this event, unless your check indicated that it was for All In for Wesleyan you will have to make an additional gift on All In for Wesleyan to count in the total dollars and donors raised on April 11.
I don't see Venmo as a payment option on the giving form.
For your convenience, we added Venmo as a payment option this year! Venmo is only visible as a payment option when you are on the giving form using iOS/Safari or Android/Chrome. If it is still not working, please consider using a credit card or PayPal account. You can also call 309-556-3091 and one of our team members will be happy to help.
Can I allocate my donation to more than one program (split my gift)?
Thank you for considering donating to multiple programs! Yes, you can allocate your gift up to three unique designations online at www.iwu.edu/all-in. Towards the top of the giving form, you’ll see a section called “Additional Designations.” This is where you can enter how you would like to split your gift.
I’m having trouble with my gift. Who can I call?
Please call 309-556-3091 and one of our team members will be happy to help.
Hourly Most Gift Challenge FAQs
The Hourly Most Gifts Challenge is a new challenge to commemorate All In for Wesleyan's 10th Birthday! Every hour, from midnight to midnight, you’ll have a chance to unlock $10,000 for your IWU passion. The area with the most unique gifts each hour (from midnight to midnight CST on April 11) will get an additional $10,000! Pick an hour, tell your friends, and see if you can unlock additional funds for your passion!
Only academic departments can win between 12-1 a.m., 8-9 a.m., and 4-5 p.m. Only athletic teams can win between 2-3 a.m., 10-11 a.m., and 6-7 p.m. Only giving circles can win between 4-5 a.m., 12-1 p.m., and 8-9 p.m. Only funds to support students’ greatest needs (The Wesleyan Fund, Parent Fund, Titan Student Emergency Fund, General Student Scholarships, and McLean County Scholarship Program) can win between 6-7 a.m., 2-3 p.m., and 10-11 p.m. The remaining 12 hours are open to any area with the most gifts. These times are all in Central Time.
- What is a “unique gift”?
- A unique gift is a gift that comes from one person. If a donor makes multiple gifts to the same fund each hour, they will only be counted once.
- What are funds that support students’ greatest needs?
- IWU funds to support students’ greatest needs include the Wesleyan Fund, Parent Fund, Titan Student Emergency Fund, General Student Scholarships, and McLean County Scholarship Program.
- Giving Circles, Athletic Teams, Academic Departments, and Funds that support students’
greatest needs all have designated hours. Can they also win in the “open” hours?
- Yes they can!
- Can I donate multiple times in the same hour to get extra “votes”?
- No. If a donor makes multiple gifts to the same fund each hour, they will only be counted once.
- What is the minimum donation amount to count as a “vote”?
- $18.50 is the minimum accepted gift to count as part of this challenge.
- What counts as an “area”?
- An area can be a specific fund, department, school, giving circle, or team. Some examples include The Wesleyan Fund, Parent Fund, Chemistry Department, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Sigma Kappa Giving Circle, or Women’s Golf.
- What if one “area” has multiple funds donors give to?
- If an area has multiple funds, all donations to those multiple funds will count towards one “area”
- For example, if donors give to the Narrative 4 Story Exchange Program featured fund and the Department of English, all gifts under the area category of “the Department of English” are counted together. If that area category has the most gifts within an hour, they will receive an additional $10,000.
- How will we know who wins each hour?
- Winners will be posted on the All In portal on the “Challenges” page within the next hour. The Office of Advancement will also inform the appropriate contact for each area in a timely manner.
- What if there is no winner in a given hour?
- The funds will go towards The Wesleyan Fund if there is no winner.
- What if there is a tie?
- If there is a tie, the $10,00 will be divided up equally among all the funds that tied.
- How will each area allocate its $10,000 gift?
- Gift allocation of the $10,000 is up to each individual area. Each area will then be required to report back to the Office of Advancement to let them know how the funds were used.