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gorilla giving day

On April 2, 2024, alumni and friends will come together to support Pittsburg State University during our 7th annual Gorilla Giving Day campaign. For 1,903 minutes (12 a.m. April 2 through 7:43 a.m. April 3), join Gorilla Nation in making a gift to the department, program or scholarship most meaningful to you. Because, from our founding in 1903 to today, we're striving to make life better through education.

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Why April 2?

Gorilla Giving Day is part of GoPitt!Fest, a week-long celebration of Pitt State that includes students, faculty and staff, alumni, donors, and the community. Learn more about GoPitt!Fest

Brick + Mortar After Hours Event

Make your plans now to have dinner at one of Pittsburg's favorite locations, Brick + Mortar Social House, for Tuesday, April 2 between 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. to wrap up this year's Gorilla Giving Day campaign, where a portion of the proceeds from your meal are being generously donated to Pittsburg State University. Enjoy Brick + Mortar's excellent food and drink menu, along with exceptional service, while knowing that you're helping PSU.

Matching Opportunity

Double your impact! Gifts made by first time donors during Gorilla Giving Day will be eligible for a match (up to $250 each) while matching funds last. There has never been a better time to make your first gift to the department, program or scholarship most meaningful to you than right now!

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Annual Giving FAQs

How can I make a gift to Pittsburg State University?

Pittsburg State University is able to accept gifts in a variety of ways for your convenience. One method is to give safely and securely online at A second method is to give through the mail in response to any annual Direct Mail solicitation. Another option is to establish a planned gift to leave a lasting legacy to be remembered, which can be in the form of cash, retirement assets, stocks and bonds, or insurance. And finally, a Gift-in-Kind may be accepted, which is the gift of goods/physical assets or services.

Where can my gift to Pittsburg State University be directed?

Gifts made to scholarships, program support, faculty support, and facilities are all priorities of Pittsburg State University. Gifts that are not designated go to the PSU Annual Fund, where they benefit PSU students by providing scholarships, enhancing course development, funding innovative equipment, attracting top faculty, and more. When making a gift online, use the drop down menu or open field to designate your gift. You may also make a gift in memory or honor of someone.

What is a Pitt Power project?

Pitt Power is a platform to support specific online fundraising efforts that are initiated by students working on an academic program or campus projects. Learn more at

Why am I asked to cover credit card fees?

Credit card companies deduct fees on every transaction. You can increase your impact by offsetting these fees, which are 3%. If you choose to cover that additional fee, the cost to cover the credit card fees will be added to your charitable gift amount.

What are the ways I can give to Pitt State?

  • Annual Fund – An account where monetary gifts are held and able to be used to assist with the greatest needs of the University
  • Bequest – To designate an organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form
  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts – To designate an organization as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account, or life insurance policy
  • Endowed Scholarship – A scholarship that is funded for several years and can benefit multiple students as the principal donation isn’t used to award the scholarship, but instead the interest earned through the principal donation is used as the awarded amount
  • Gift-in-Kind – A non-monetary donation in the form of goods or services that can be used to enhance the University’s strategy
  • Matching Gift – A type of philanthropy in which companies financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations
  • Planned Gift – A gift provided for legally during the donor’s lifetime, but whose principal benefits do not accrue to the institution until some further time, usually upon the death of the donor or his or her beneficiary
  • Pledge – A signed and dated commitment to make a gift over a specified period
  • Recurring Gift – When a donor elects to make an ongoing donation over a selected period of time instead of a one-time gift
  • Scholarship – A grant or payment made to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of need, academic achievement, or other achievements
  • Unrestricted Gift – A gift to an institution for whatever purposes officers or trustees choose