Visit this year's Forever True Day event!

Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Forever True Day.

What is Forever True Day? 

Forever True Day is Iowa State University's newest tradition! Over 24 hours, from noon (CST) on March 1st to noon on March 2nd, Cyclones across the globe will come together to show their true colors and support what they care about at Iowa State. 

Whether empowering a favorite department or student organization, supporting student scholarships or faculty research, or investing in programs, innovation or another area of choice a gift during Forever True Day shows loyalty to the university as it enriches the Iowa State experience. 

When is Forever True Day live?

Forever True Day will be live from noon (CST) March 1st to noon March 2nd. 

How can I make a gift on Forever True Day?

Check back on starting noon (CST) on March 1st to make your gift. 

Can't wait until March 1st? Visit and make your gift now! 

How can I make a gift of stock, mutual funds, or discuss my gifting options with someone?

Our Office of Gift Planning would love to speak with you! Please call us at 800.621.8515 or email   

Will I receive priority points for my gifts to ISU Athletics on Forever True Day?

Gifting to any Athletics Fund, including the Intercollegiate Athletics Fund, will be credited towards a donor’s all-time priority points in athletics. 


Contributions to the Intercollegiate Athletics Fund on Forever True Day are philanthropic and separate from Cyclone Club membership. Giving on Forever True Day does not qualify donors for priority seating or priority parking. 


Please contact the Cyclone Club/Athletics Development Office if you have further questions. 515-294-5022 or email 

In addition to make a gift, how can I help ISU on Forever True Day?

Help us spread the word and encourage every Cyclone to participate! Use #ForeverTrueDay on your social media platforms and tell all your friends to visit us at 

Is there a minimum donation amount?

The minimum donation amount for online gifts is $5. Contributions of any amount are accepted via mail: 


2505 University Blvd 
P.O. Box 2230 
Ames, IA 50010-2230 

Where is my donation going?

Your donation will be processed by the ISU Foundation and sent directly to the area you designated, minus a 5% processing fee.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. You will receive a receipt for your donation from the ISU Foundation. If you select a contribution level that has a thank you gift, the cash value of the gift will be deducted from the total amount of the contribution.

When will my credit card be charged and is the site secure?

Your credit card will be charged immediately.This site uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers on our transaction pages. It encrypts all of your personal information including name, address, and credit card number to prevent unauthorized access as the information travels over the Internet.

How can I make my contribution go even further?

Thousands of companies match gifts to higher education institutions, which can double or even triple the impact of your contribution. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, please visit:  

I don't see the area I'd like to support. What should I do?

Our staff would love to speak with you! Please call us at 515.297.8498 or email

Who can I contact with additional questions?

Email us at: or call 866.419.6768. 

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