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 the overwhelming need of our students and our university during this time. This annual event is a celebration of the PLNU community and expression of our strength in unity. We are One. We are Loma.


Q. When is it?

Green4Gold will take place on Tuesday, October 20 and extend through Thursday, October 22, 2020.


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 from Tuesday, October 20 through Thursday, October 22. If you prefer to send a check by mail, please send it to the address at the bottom of the page and include “Green4Gold 2020” on the memo line. You can also call us at 619-849-2302 to make a gift over the phone!


Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes. 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 green4gold.pointloma.edu on your phone or tablet.


Q. Where does my Green4Gold gift go?

Supporters are encouraged to give to the Loma Relief Fund. Created in direct response to the financial hardship of our students and our university due to COVID-19, the Loma Relief Fund is the area of greatest need during this time. 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?

If your class year ends in a 0, 1, 5, or 6, congratulations, you are celebrating a reunion this year! 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 see how your class measures up against others. 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. Is my Green4Gold contribution tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes.


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 20-22. However, 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 22 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