Q. What is Strawberry Day of Giving?
Strawberry Day of Giving is Ramona Convent Secondary School's inaugural annual 24-hour giving campaign that will inspire alumnae, students, friends, faculty and staff, and supporters to come together, show their pride in their alma mater, and provide essential funding to support current and future students. This annual event will shine a spotlight on giving for Ramona and will create a sense of energy around philanthropy. We also realize that this is a time of great challenge for many of our alums, students, friends, faculty and staff. However, we know that many of you want to help Ramona provide the same level of education that we value so highly. Your support will help us continue to prepare the next generation of scientists, doctors, biologists, and researchers that will make our country strong and competitive. We thank you.
Q. When is it?
Strawberry Day of Giving will take place on May 11, 2020.
Q. Can I participate in Strawberry Day of Giving if I did not graduate from Ramona Convent Secondary School?
Yes! Students, parents, faculty/staff, and friends are encouraged to support Ramona on Strawberry Day of Giving. When prompted in the giving form, you select the role you most closely affiliate with. The gifts of many come together to support the transformational school experience for every student in a big way.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate. Donations through the Strawberry Day of Giving online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card through the GiveGab platform. However, if you would prefer to pay by check or money order, please send your donation to: Strawberry Day of Giving, 1701 W. Ramona Road, Alhambra, CA 91803. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.
Q. What is GiveGab?
GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.
Q. What forms of donations are accepted?
MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express donations can be received through the website on the giving day.
There will also be the option to use mobile wallet with Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Microsoft pay if the respective service is setup on your device.
ACH payments (electronic check) will also be a payment option for donations of $100 or more. These ACH transactions will incur different fees, so please see the question below "Does it cost anything to give through Strawberry Day of Giving?"
If you would prefer to pay by check or money order, please send your donation to: Strawberry Day of Giving, 1701 W. Ramona Road, Alhambra, CA 91803.
Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?
Yes. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.
Q. Is there a minimum gift?
There is a $5 minimum donation.
Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?
No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.
Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?
Yes! Simply visit https://strawberrydayofgiving.ramonaconvent.org on your mobile device.
Q. Where does my Strawberry Day of Giving gift go?
Supporters are encouraged to give to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is a key source of expendable income and one of the school’s best resource to address emerging opportunities and respond to unanticipated needs and challenges of students. You will also be able to have the opportunity to designate your gift to the Scholarship Fund. Annually about 58% of our students receive financial aid and we anticipate that percentage perhaps increasing this coming fiscal year.
Q. Is my payment secure?
Absolutely - Strawberry Day of Giving is facilitated by GiveGab, a company who has partnered with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1 (the most stringent level of certification possible) to process all gifts made through https://strawberrydayofgiving.ramonaconvent.org. Read through Stripe's security documentation online.
Q. Can I make a gift by phone?
Yes. If you would like to make a gift by phone on May 11, please call (626) 282-4151 x113.
Q. Is my Strawberry Day of Giving contribution tax deductible?
Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes.
Q. Does it cost anything to give through Strawberry Day of Giving? How much of my donation will Ramona receive?
There is a 3.5% processing fee and a 2.5% (+ $.30) bank fee for donations made using all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express). Mobile Wallet payments will incur these same fees. ACH payments will incur the same processing fee but will only have a $3 flat rate bank fee. You have the option to cover these costs in addition to your gift. If you choose not to do so, the cost will be absorbed through the school’s administrative budget, leaving 100% of your gift to support students and to remain tax deductible.
Q. What if I already made a gift to Ramona this year?
Thank you for being part of Ramona’s donor family! We appreciate your commitment and encourage you to make an additional gift of any size on May 11th. We also need your help to promote Strawberry Day of Giving to others. We have created downloadable goodies to help you share on social media more easily, which are located in the Downloads page on the site.
Q. Can I help promote Strawberry Day of Giving?
Please do! We encourage you to share the images that are located in the Downloads page. Send an email to classmates, post on your Facebook page, tweet, blog, yell, put signs on your lawn. It's all encouraged!
Q. Can I use my employer's matching gifts funds?
Yes! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of your employer's generosity to enhance the impact of your support at Ramona. To see if your company offers this benefit or to learn more about your company's guidelines, visit our matching gift portal.
Q. How will the donation be reported on my credit card?
Gifts made on Strawberry Day of Giving will appear on the donors' credit card as Ramona Convent Secondary School.
Q. Who do I contact with questions about Giving Day?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (626) 282-4151 x113