Visit this year's Forever True Day event!

Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Forever True Day 2023.

What is Forever True Day? 

Forever True Day is Iowa State University's newest tradition! From noon (CDT) on April 4 to noon on April 5, Cyclones across the globe will come together to 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 (CDT) April 4 to noon April 5. 

How can I make a gift on Forever True Day?

Check back on starting noon (CDT) on April 4 to make your gift. 

Can't wait until April 4? Visit and make your gift now! 

Contributions via mail: 

Iowa State University Foundation

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

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 Iowa State 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 at 515.294.5022 or email if you have further questions.

In addition to making a gift, how can I help Iowa State 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. 

Where is my donation going?

Your donation will be processed by the ISU Foundation and sent directly to the area you designated. A one-time administrative fee of 5% is applied to contributions to help cover the cost of fundraising and stewardship for Iowa State University. 

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. You will receive a receipt for your donation from the ISU Foundation.

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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