Employee Giving FAQ

Why should I give to UVU?

  • Your gift can help a student, program, or department in need.
  • It's an easy way to show your support of UVU as an institution and as an employer.
  • Research shows that giving increases your overall happiness.

How can I donate?

The quickest and easiest method is via payroll deduction. You can set up or change your payroll deduction by visiting our Employee Payroll Deduction Form. You can also make a one-time or recurring gift by visiting our donation page. If you prefer to give via check or cash, please contact Vicky Hopper at 801-863-5426 or vicky.hopper@uvu.edu.

What are the advantages of payroll deduction?

Payroll deduction is fast and easy. A payroll deduction of just $5 per paycheck adds up to a $120 contribution by the end of the year. If every employee on campus gave just $5 per paycheck, it would equal almost half of a million dollars for the University to use for its many needs, such as scholarships, program development and building construction.

If I set up payroll deduction, when is the money taken out?

Once you have completed the form, the amount you specified will be held from each paycheck. You will then receive a receipt in January for all donations made through this method. It may take one or two paychecks for a new deduction or change in deduction to take effect due to the payroll processing cycle and when your Employee Payroll Deduction Form is received by the Payroll Office.

How do I change my payroll deduction?

Visit the Employee Payroll Deduction Form. Choose "terminate my current donation and replace it with a new donation" or "keep my existing donation and add an additional donation." Fill out the form as normal.

How do I cancel my payroll deduction?

Visit the Employee Payroll Deduction Form. Choose "terminate my current donation." Fill out the form as normal.

What if I don't want to give through payroll deduction?

One-time or recurring gifts are also appreciated and simple to do on our donation page. If you prefer to donate via check, stocks, property, using a Donor Advised Fund, or utilizing an IRA rollover, please contact Vicky Hopper at 801-863-5426 or vicky.hopper@uvu.edu

When will I receive my receipt?

  • For one-time gifts, you will receive an email receipt right away. Please keep this for your records.
  • For payroll deductions, you will receive a receipt in January for all gifts made during the previous calendar year.

What is the minimum amount I can donate?

The minimum amount for payroll deduction is $1 per paycheck and $10 for credit card donations.

How long will my payroll deduction last?

Payroll deductions will last until you revisit the Employee Payroll Deduction Form and choose "terminate a current donation."

Can part-time employees donate using payroll deduction?

Part-time employees may sign up for payroll deduction. If there is a pay period in which you did not receive a paycheck, no donations will be processed. Your usual donation amount will be deducted from your next paycheck. Donations will not be deducted “in arrears” in a cumulative amount.

Can I donate to a community charity using payroll deduction?

You may select one or all of the three charities to donate to using payroll deduction: United Way of Utah, Community Health Charities, and Community Shares Utah. Click here to find out more about how these charities impact Utah County, or to make a donation via credit card.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. All donations are processed through the UVU Foundation, which is a 501C3 tax exempt organization.

Does my donation qualify for a matching gift?

Interested in increasing your impact by possibly doubling or tripling your donation? Even though UVU does not offer a matching gift program, many employers will match retirees or a spouses charitable contributions and/or volunteer hours. To find out if a company you have connections with offers a matching gift program, please click the button below. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form and submit it to matchinggifts@uvu.edu. We’ll do the rest.

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Disclaimers:

If your form is missing any required information or conflicts with previously authorized deductions it may delay the initiation of the authorized deduction.

When initiating a new deduction or changing a deduction, it may not take effect on your next paycheck due to the payroll processing cycle and when your Employee Payroll Deduction Form is received by the Payroll Office.

When terminating a deduction, it may still be taken from your next check depending on the payroll processing cycle and when your Employee Payroll Deduction Form is received by the Payroll Office.

You authorize the Payroll Office to deduct any and all balances you owe the University from pay due to you at termination of employment with the University.

It is your responsibility to ensure all payroll deductions are taken correctly. UVU is not responsible for the results of overpayment(s) or missed payment(s).

This authorized deduction will continue until you terminate employment with UVU or an Employee Payroll Deduction Form is received by the Payroll Office to change or terminate this deduction.