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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Poly Giving Day.

What is Poly Giving Day?

Poly Giving Day is a 24-hour celebration of Poly and the power of giving back. It will be held on April 6, 2022, from midnight to 11:59 p.m., PST. It’s a special opportunity for alumni, parents, grandparents, friends, faculty, staff, and Panthers around the world to come together in support of every person, program, activity, and space that form the Poly experience.

How can you participate in Poly Giving Day?

There are many ways to participate! 

Make a donation of any size on April 6, 2022. Give before midnight to multiply the impact of your gift by unlocking a challenge match! Each gift helps cultivate the transformational teaching and joyful experiences that lead to #PolyMade students and alumni who will contribute profoundly to the world.

Help spread the word! Become an Ambassador and encourage your Poly network to support. Share how Poly has impacted your life by posting your #PolyMade transformation online. Give a shoutout on social media to a teacher, student, or alum who is important to you. Make sure to use the hashtags #PolyGivingDay or #PolyMade when posting online. 

What are challenge and matching gifts?

A few generous donors have offered to match donations made during Poly Giving Day. For example, the first $75,000 raised will be matched by a Poly parent! We are excited to share even more unique opportunities to multiply your impact. Meeting a Giving Day challenge can also have fun results, like a smoothie party for a student club. Keep an eye out for announcements in the coming weeks.

Where does my Poly Giving Day gift go? 

Gifts during Poly Giving Day support the Poly Fund, the area of greatest need, unless otherwise designated. Your donation supports financial aid, faculty salaries, and every program, activity, and space that makes our school special. You can learn more about the Poly Fund at polytechnic.org/polyfund.

Is my gift tax deductible? 

Polytechnic School is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provide donors with tax benefits to the full extent of the law. Your gift qualifies for a tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations, during the calendar year that you make your gift. After making a gift you will receive an email with information that can serve as a receipt for your files. Please consult your tax professional for more information.

Can my employer match my donation? 

Yes, many organizations will match gifts to Poly! Please include the name of your employer in this donation form. 

Who should I contact if I have questions about my gift? 

Please contact Kayhan Azadi, director of the Poly Fund, at kazadi@polytechnic.org or 626-396-6347. Thank you. 

Still have questions?

Contact us at kazadi@polytechnic.org