Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out if my company will match my support for the University of Redlands?
Many companies will match the gifts of current and retired employees made to non-profit institutions like the University of Redlands. In many cases, you can double or even triple the impact that your gift will have for the university by filling out a simple form. Although you should refer to your company's HR office to confirm their policies, you can search our online database to do a quick search for information about your employer's matching gift policies.
This is my reunion year, how do I support my class with a reunion gift?
If you are celebrating your reunion this year, no special steps need to be taken to ensure that your gift will be counted as part of your class's giving efforts. All gifts made to the university, regardless of what particular fund, department or area of campus you choose to support, will automatically be counted as part of your class's reunion giving and participation totals. Any gifts made during the year leading up to your reunion will count towards those totals.
What happens to my credit card information after I send in my gift?
If you chose to make your gift using a credit card, your gift will be processed quickly. Your information is briefly stored in a secure location until we are sure that the transaction went through smoothly and your gift has been properly processed. Once we know that we won't need it again, your card number will be blacked out on your gift processing form.
What types of gifts can I make?
There are many different ways that you can choose to support the University of Redlands. Please visit our Ways to Give
Can I designate my gift to something specific on campus?
Although the University of Redlands prefers to receive unrestricted gifts through the Redlands Fund, which can be applied to the most important priorities on campus, many donors choose to designate their gift towards a particular area. There are many academic and extracurricular programs you can choose to support including the Johnston Center, Student Scholarships, the School of Business, Study Abroad, Bulldog Athletics and many others. If you would like to find out about supporting a specific area on campus, please don't hesitate to contact us to find out if that opportunity is available.
Where does my gift to the Redlands Fund go?
Tuition does not completely cover the cost of a Redlands education and annual dollars raised through the Redlands Fund help to bridge that gap between the experience that tuition covers and the experience that we want to provide for our students. Although this money is distributed differently as needs and budgets change, unrestricted dollars to the Redlands Fund go to support almost every aspect of campus life. Out of every dollar given to the Redlands Fund:
• 32¢ provides for the academic departments, the library and the faculty
• 25¢ is invested directly in students through scholarships and grants
• 21¢ funds campus safety, technology enhancements, and general administrative support
• 9¢ goes towards athletics, student life organizations, and admissions
• 8¢ maintains our physical plant, buildings and classrooms
• 5¢ provides for residence halls and food service
I received a reminder for a pledge that I did not make, what should I do?
Although our student callers do an excellent job of getting things right most of the time, they make nearly 100,000 calls each year and sometimes there is a miscommunication along the way. If you have received a reminder for a pledge that you do not remember making, please contact us and we'll be happy to fix this issue for you and answer any questions you might have.
Who should I contact if I still have questions?
Please call our main number (909) 748-8050 with any questions you might have. If you have something more specific in mind, you may visit our staff contact page
to call someone directly.