Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Cal Lutheran Cares Day 2024.

When is Cal Lutheran Cares Day?

Save the date! This year’s Cal Lutheran Cares Day is Wednesday, April 10, 2024, beginning at 12:01 a.m. PDT.

What is Cal Lutheran Cares Day?

Cal Lutheran Cares Day is our annual day of giving that offers the Cal Lutheran community the opportunity to make donations that will benefit students, Cal Lutheran community programs, and other initiatives throughout the year.

How do I make my gift?

Choose your fund and give a gift securely online.

Can anyone participate?

Absolutely! Support from everyone in the Cal Lutheran community (alumni, friends, family, faculty, staff, and students) counts on this day.

How can I help spread the word about Cal Lutheran Cares Day?

There are so many ways you can show your Cal Lu spirit! Help spread the word on social media among your family and friends by promoting #CalLutheranCares. Check out our social media ambassador toolkit for more ways to connect. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the conversation. Every gift matters and many are matched by generous donors, doubling our donations.

When will the official Cares Day totals be announced?

The donations received on Cal Lutheran Cares Day represent gifts made primarily from March 27 - April 10. However, Cal Lutheran Cares Day will accept donations through April 26. Gifts are also being made through other channels and will be added to the overall total of the day. Official totals will be available on May 8, 2024.

I still have questions. Who can I contact?

Please call (805) 493-3160 or email for assistance.

Do you accept gifts of cryptocurrency, bitcoin, etc.? 

Not at this time.

Do you accept gifts in kind (GIK) for Cares Day? 

New This Year!!  We are now accepting Automobile Donations: | 855-500-7433.

Here are the benefits of donating a vehicle to Cal Lutheran:

- Donating is easy, and the pick-up is free.

- Donating skips the costs and hassles associated with selling a car, like paying for advertising and insurance, or for car repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.

- Donating avoids the costs associated with keeping a car, such as registration, insurance, car repairs, and more.

- You can free up space at home and/or stop paying for extra parking.

- It's better than a low trade-in offer.

- Vehicle donations are tax-deductible, and you could reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized.

- Donating to Cal Lutheran makes a difference!

What does my gift support?

You get to decide what your gift supports. Choose from a variety of causes that range from student athletics to undergraduate and graduate programs to Cal Lutheran community programs and other initiatives.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. California Lutheran University is a non-profit institution. You will receive an email receipt after you’ve made your gift.

I would like to donate to a cause that is not listed. How do I find that?

Thank you for your generosity! Click here to make Cal Lutheran Cares Day Your Own.

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