Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q. What is Love Your Longwood Day?

Love Your Longwood Day is Longwood University’s 24-hour day of giving. Originating just six years ago, the day has grown from a small effort into a huge initiative that engages the largest cross-section of supporters during the year, while encouraging those supporters to give to any Longwood area, program, department, or initiative they are passionate about. Every gift, no matter the size or designation, makes a huge difference in the University’s cultivation of citizen leaders.


Q. When is Love Your Longwood Day?

This year, Love Your Longwood Day will take place on March 25, 2021 from 12:00am until 11:59pm.


Q. Who can participate?

Anyone and everyone! Whether you are an alumni, student, parent, friend, faculty or staff member, or a friend of a friend, we would love to have your support. You can make a gift beginning at 12:00am on this site, or you can call our office at (434) 395-2028 if you would rather make your gift over the phone.


Q. Why should I give to Longwood?

Gifts of all sizes provide the critical support that Longwood needs to further enhance the student experience, provide our faculty and staff with the tools they need to succeed, and so much more. To make a gift means that you share in our common mission, and that you love and believe in Longwood’s everyday work. Because of support from folks like you, we are able to preserve our rich history while also creating a future that benefits us all.


Q. Is my gift tax deductible?

Once you make a gift, you will receive an email acknowledgement along with a tax receipt. If you have any questions about the tax deductibility of your gift, please consult with your tax professional or accountant. 


Q. What area of campus can I make my gift to?

Anywhere you would like! We have over 20 different programs, initiatives, and departments participating in Love Your Longwood Day. And if one of those doesn’t spark an interest, you can always select from the nearly 100 options available in the drop down menu, or write in your designation. We want you to make a gift you are passionate about!


Q. Is there a minimum gift?

Yes, we have a minimum gift of $5.00 because believe it or not, it takes a lot of time and resources to process gifts.Our Advancement Services team is hard at work for days (and sometimes weeks) after Love Your Longwood Day to ensure all of the gifts we receive are properly recorded and acknowledged.


Q. Can I make my gift recurring or in honor or memory of someone?

We do not allow supporters to make recurring gifts or gifts in memory or honor of someone on GiveGab. However, if you would like to sign up for recurring or monthly giving, or would like to designate your gift in someone’s honor, please contact our office at (434) 395-2028 and we would be happy to help you!


Q. Is there a way that I can have a bigger impact in addition to making a gift?

YES! Making a gift is the quickest and easiest way to have an impact on current and future Lancers. But we also acknowledge and understand that not everyone may have the means to give. Whether you want to go above and beyond or just volunteer, we would love to have you join the Love To The Max Ambassador program. To learn more, click the Menu tab in the top right hand corner, and then click “Love to the Max.”


Q. Can I make a gift on my mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit love.longwood.edu on your mobile device browser of choice!


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is the secure giving platform that Longwood University is using to facilitate raising money, engaging donors, and managing volunteers before, during, and after Love Your Longwood Day. Donations are received and receipted by GiveGab.


Q. Who can I contact if I have additional questions about Love Your Longwood Day?

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us at annualgiving@longwood.edu or call our office at (434) 395-2028.