Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is Love Your Longwood Day?

The ninth annual Love Your Longwood Day is Wednesday, March 20, 2024, and is dedicated to uniting the Longwood Community to provide financial support to our Lancers and provide much-needed private funding to support all areas across campus.

Q. What is GiveGab/ Bonterra?

GiveGab/Bonterra 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/ Bonterra.

Q. Who can participate?

Anyone and everyone! Support from the entire Longwood community counts on this day! Donating is easy! Visit between 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2024. You can also give over the phone, you can call us at (434) 395-2028.

Q. Why should I give to Longwood?

Private support helps address gaps in funding and directs resources where they're needed most. If you're in a position to give, your support helps us meet emergency needs, strengthen scholarships, bolster new programs, and enhance opportunities for all students across campus.

Q. Is my gift tax deductible?

You will receive an email as your receipt at the time your gift is made. If you have questions regarding your tax deductibility, please contact your tax professional. 

Q. What are matches and challenges? 

Challenges and matches are made possible by generous donors who want to help increase support for Longwood University on Love Your Longwood Day. Making a gift toward a challenge or matching gift opportunity is a great way to multiply your impact and help unlock bonus funding for the University. A complete list of challenges and matches can be viewed on the main landing page. If you are interested in starting a matching gift or challenge, please contact us at or call (434) 395-2028.

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

Make your impact, where you want! We have over 73 different programs, initiatives, and departments participating in Love Your Longwood Day. With nearly 50 additional options available in support areas, we know you will make a gift you are passionate about!

Q. Is there a minimum gift?

Every gift of any size matters! On Love Your Longwood Day, we ask you to make a minimum gift of $10.00. Thank you for supporting Longwood University!

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

You can make a recurring gift: however, our GiveGab platform is tailored for one-time donations during the Love Your Longwood event. To establish a recurring gift, please visit our Fountain Society website or call (434) 395-2028. We greatly appreciate your generous support.

Q. Besides giving, how can I help Love Your Longwood Day be a huge success?

At the heart of LYLD are our generous supporters, friends, parents, alumni, volunteers, and students. We all share the enthusiasm and pride for Longwood University and want to help inspire others to join in the excitement. You can help by:

  • Spreading the word to your network
  • Download our graphics, share them on your social media, and tag us
  • Make a gift of your own supporting the area that you LOVE!

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 or call our office at (434) 395-2028.