FAQ

WHAT IS UR  HERE?

A 36-hour fundraising event designed to bring the entire Spider community — students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, and friends — together in support of current and future Spiders.

UR  Here starts at 12:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 10, and runs through 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 11. We chose 36 hours to give Spiders in every time zone a chance to participate.


WHY NAME OUR GIVING DAY UR  HERE?

When you give to Richmond, no matter where you are, UR  Here — standing shoulder to shoulder with our students and their professors and coaches as they pursue knowledge, skills, and lives of purpose.


WHY SHOULD I MAKE A GIFT DURING UR  HERE?

  • To support areas of school life that are meaningful to you.
  • To magnify your impact by taking advantage of matches and challenges. Check out our Challenges page for more information. One gift may be matched AND count toward multiple challenges!
  • To make a difference on campus for generations of Spiders to come.
  • To have fun, show your Spider Pride, and encourage fellow Spiders to give back!


WHAT WILL MY GIFT SUPPORT?

Whatever you’re most passionate about! Give to one fund, or spread your gift across multiple areas. You can select from more than 120 funds listed on our UR  Here site to direct your gift.


HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

Make Your Gift:

  • Give online at urhere.richmond.edu.
  • If you see a call from Richmond any time during the week of UR  Here, pick up and make your gift to a student caller.
  • Call us at (804) 289-8050 during normal business hours and make your gift by phone.
  • Ask for the link if you get a text from a Spider here on campus on Giving Day.

Help spread the word or become a Champion:

Our social media toolkit has everything you need to spread the word about UR  Here.

Sign up to be a UR  Here Champion for a fund you are passionate about! Just click on one of the links below to get started. Our Champions tool will allow you to track the impact of your outreach. The Champion who brings in the most gifts will win $500 to the fund of their choice. Second place will win $250.

Once you sign up, you can Champion funds in any area on urhere.richmond.edu using the above links.

If you have questions regarding Champions, contact Meredith Martin at meredith.martin@richmond.edu or (804) 289-8686.

CAN I GIVE TO A FUND THAT ISN’T LISTED ON URHERE.RICHMOND.EDU?

Yes! Give us a call at (804) 289-8050 and we will add your gift to the UR  Here giving total.


WILL I BE LISTED AS A DONOR ON THE UR  HERE
 WEBSITE?

Only if you want to be listed. By default, your name will be displayed on our donor honor roll, but the amount you give will not. You can make an anonymous contribution by selecting the anonymous option at checkout.


WILL MY GIFT COUNT TOWARDS MY REUNION CLASS GIFT?

Yes! Gifts from alumni in classes ending in 4 and 9 will count toward reunion class gift totals, which will be announced during Reunion Weekend.


WILL I RECEIVE A TAX RECEIPT FOR MY GIFT?

Yes! You will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes.


I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS.

Give us a call at (804) 289-8050 or send an email to annualgiving@richmond.edu.