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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about BYU Giving Cougsday 2023.

What is Philanthropies?

Giving Cougsday is a giving campaign coordinated by Philanthropies. Philanthropies, a department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is responsible for philanthropic contributions to the Church and its affiliated programs and institutions including:

Brigham Young University | BYU–Hawaii | BYU–Idaho | BYU–Pathway Worldwide | Ensign College | Humanitarian Services | Family History/FamilySearch | Missionary Fund | Church History | Tabernacle Choir

Where can I view my giving history?

See "My Account"


*Gifts made on Giving Cougsday may take up to two weeks to be reflected in your account

How will I be receipted?

Receipts for donations made through Philanthropies are mailed or emailed at year-end. Online donations also receive a receipt by email immediately. You can also print receipts for past donations by using the My Account feature.

Can I use a credit card to make non-tithing donations?

Yes, through the Philanthropies website, you can make donations using a credit card. 

What if I want to send a check?

Make your check payable to the institution BYU.  Please include a note about how the funds are to be designated (e.g. This donation is for General Scholarships). You can mail or deliver your check to:


1450 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84604

Can I update or make changes to my recurring donation?

Yes, you can login or create your account and use the 'modify' button to the right of your recurring donation to update your payment method, change the amount of your donation, and change which funds you are contributing to.

How do I leave a gift using a will or trust?

Please visit our Gift Planning pages for information about making a donation with a will or trust. It is always recommended to work with your financial or legal advisor. If you have already named the Church or its affiliated programs in your will or trust, you can register it here.

Can I donate stock or other gift-in-kind items?

Appreciated stock, real estate, and other gift-in-kind items are commonly donated through Philanthropies. For information visit: What to Give: Assets

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