FAQ


Q. What is Green4Gold?

Green4Gold is PLNU’s annual giving campaign that inspires alumni, students, friends, faculty, staff, and others to come together, show their Point Loma pride and provide critical donations to support current and future PLNU students. This annual event is an expression of gratitude to PLNU and a celebration of our strength in unity.


Q. When is it?

Green4Gold will take place on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps other nonprofits raise money, engage donors, and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently.


Q. Who can donate?

Anyone! Credit card gifts are accepted through the website and anyone with the link — students, parents, faculty/staff, and other friends of Point Loma — are encouraged to make a donation. Don’t forget to select your affiliation to PLNU in the donation form to see your impact reflected on the leaderboards!


Q. What forms of donations are accepted?

MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express donations will be accepted through the website any time of day on Wednesday, October 6 through noon on Thursday, October 7. If you prefer to send a check by mail, please send it at least 1 week prior so we can include it in our total to the address at the bottom of the page and include “Green4Gold 2021” on the memo line. You can also call us at 619-849-2302 to make a gift over the phone!


Q. Is my gift tax deductible and will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.


Q. Is there a minimum gift?

There is a $5 minimum donation.


Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit pointloma.edu/green4gold on your phone or tablet.


Q. Where does my Green4Gold gift go?

Supporters are encouraged to give to the Loma Fund. Every dollar given to the Loma Fund helps support current and future PLNU students through scholarships and general university needs. You also have the opportunity to designate your gift to the area on campus you feel most passionate about. All you have to do is indicate which fund you would like your gift to be designated to in the available text box on step 1 of the donation form. You can call or email us if you have any issues completing this process.


Q. How do I know if it's my reunion year and what does that mean for Green4Gold?

We are excited to celebrate and honor the following classes at this year’s Homecoming celebrations and all throughout this academic year — 1972, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2008 & 2017. 

Join your classmates in Green4Gold giving challenges specific to Reunion Classes. Be sure to frequently check the leaderboard on the Green4Gold website to engage in friendly competition and encourage your classmates to get involved. Reunion Giving success is driven by unity and participation, where every gift, every donor, and every dollar matters and your group efforts lead to incredible impact. Help spread the word and encourage your classmates using our Ambassador Toolkit.


Q. Is my payment secure?

Green4Gold is facilitated by GiveGab, a company who has partnered with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1 (the most stringent level of certification possible) to process all gifts made through green4gold.pointloma.edu. Read through Stripe's security documentation online.


Q. Does it cost anything to give through Green4Gold? How much of my donation will Point Loma receive?

There is a 3% processing fee and a 2.5% (+ $.30) bank fee for donations made using all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express). However, thanks to our incredible Green4Gold Sponsors this year, those costs are covered! 100% of your donation, including the fees, will be tax deductible and will benefit PLNU.


Q. What if I already made a gift to Point Loma this year?

Thank you for being part of the PLNU donor family! We appreciate your commitment and encourage you to make an additional gift of any size October 6. You can also support us during this campaign by helping us promote Green4Gold to others. See the next question for ways you can support by sharing!


Q. Can I help promote Green4Gold?

Please do! We’ve created easy-to-use messages and images you can share with others, located in the Ambassador Toolkit. You can send an email to your coworkers, text your aunt and uncle, post on your profile and tag a fellow alum, any bit helps get the word out! Don’t forget to also rock your green and gold on Thursday, October 6 and post using #plnuG4G to show your Loma pride!


Q. Can I use my employer's matching gifts funds?

Yes! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of your employer's generosity to enhance the impact of your support at PLNU. Search your company’s name here to see if they offer this benefit. 


Q. How will the donation be reported on my credit card?

Gifts made during Green4Gold will appear on donors' credit cards as Point Loma Nazarene University.


Q. Who do I contact with questions about Green4Gold?

Green4Gold@pointloma.edu | 619-849-2302