Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Poly Giving Day 2024.

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 17, 2024, from midnight 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 17, 2024. Your participation is much appreciated! Give before midnight to multiply the impact of your gift by unlocking a challenge-match gift! Each gift helps cultivate the transformational teaching and joyful experiences that lead to our students and alumni who will contribute profoundly to the world.


Help spread the word! Become an volunteer and encourage your Poly network to support. Get the word out by calling, texting, emailing or posting on your social media networks.

What are challenge and matching gifts?

A few generous donors have offered to match donations made during Poly Giving Day. For example, with our Early Bird Match, the first $50,000 raised will be matched by the Harold and Colene Brown Family Foundation care of Trustees Ellen ‘75 and Deborah ‘73 Brown. We are excited to share even more unique opportunities to multiply your impact. Keep an eye out for announcements throughout the day.

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 the donation form. If you have any additional questions contact giving@polytechnic.org.

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

Please contact our Giving team, at giving@polytechnic.org or 626-396-6330. Thank you. 

Still have questions?

Contact us at giving@polytechnic.org