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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Drake University.

What is All In?

All In is Drake’s 24 hour giving challenge where alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, and friends come together to support the University. This is our eleventh year of going “All In” and sharing our Drake pride. It is an opportunity to show the power of the Drake community when we all support, share, and celebrate this exceptional University and its amazing impact. It is about dreams ignited, paths forged, and lives forever changed. It is about finding out how much we can achieve when we all go All In!

Why should I give to Drake University?

All In is your chance to support the things that make Drake exceptional. When you make your gift The Drake Fund, which supports the whole University on an annual basis, or specifically to colleges/schools, scholarships, athletics, student groups, or other areas at Drake, you're doing more than making a gift to a university. You're helping prepare students to change the world.

Why should I give during All In on March 7-8?

Because during All In, your gift goes further! With the many challenges and matches for each of Drake’s schools and colleges, for Athletics, Friends of Drake Arts, and other units and departments, as well as special matches for parents and students, your gift can be multiplied many times over and have an even greater impact.

After I’ve made my gift, how else can I be All In?

Spread the word! Encourage your friends, colleagues, family, or fellow alumni to give at all-in.drake.edu on social media, tag your post with #DrakeAllIn. You can help us reach even more people who care about Drake University.

How much should I give?

We ask you to consider a gift that is meaningful to you. No matter how much you choose to give, your participation in All In makes a difference to the student experience.

Are gifts to Drake University considered tax-deductible contributions by the IRS?

Yes, gifts to Drake University are deductible under current federal income tax regulations. Please contact our Development team (515) 271-3704 or email development@drake.edu if you have questions.

What is the minimum donation for All In 2024?

The minimum donation to participate in All In 2024 is $5.

How do I make a gift to multiple areas?

Click "Add another gift to your donation" on this page and use the drop down menus.

What if I don't see the area of campus I would like to support listed?

Under "Programs" select "The Drake Fund”

Then under "Fund Designation," select “Other” and then enter the fund where you would like your gift to be designated.

How will I receive my IRS tax receipt?

You will receive an email confirmation immediately after making your online gift, which will serve as your official gift receipt. Should you have any questions about tax receipts, please call our Development Office at (515) 271-3154. 

What should I do if my card isn't working or is declined?

First, ensure that the address you entered for your gift matches the billing address for the card (for example, the card is not tied to an old address or a business).

Second, if you still encounter issues, please reach out to development@drake.edu or by phone at (515) 271-3704 and we'll be happy to help you!

Can I give over the phone?

Yes, we would love to hear from you. During All In please call (515) 271-2500 to make your gift over the phone. Phones will be answered during normal office hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CDT on March 7 and 8.

Can I make a donation in honor or in memory of someone?

Absolutely! Please provide the email address for the honoree and we will send them an email informing them of your kindness.

Still have questions?

Contact us at development@drake.edu