The Blue Demon Challenge may be over, but you can still support DePaul students!


Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Blue Demon Challenge.

What is the Blue Demon Challenge?

The Blue Demon Challenge is DePaul's one-day giving challenge where alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends come together to celebrate DePaul by making a gift to the area that means the most to them. 

Why should I give to DePaul?

The Blue Demon Challenge is your chance to support the things that make DePaul special. When you make your gift to academic programs, scholarships, athletics, student groups or whichever aspect of DePaul you care about most, you're doing more than making a gift to a university. You're helping students prepare to change the world.

Why should I give during the Blue Demon Challenge on Feb. 11?

Because your gift can have a greater impact than any other day of the year! With challenges for each of DePaul's 10 schools and colleges, as well as others for Athletics and other departments, your gift can be the one that unlocks a challenge gift for the area of campus that means the most to you. 

What is the Now We Must campaign, and does my Blue Demon Challenge gift count?

Now We Must: The Campaign for DePaul's Students is an effort to raise funds to support urgent needs for our students. There are five areas of focus: career readiness; technology and access; mental health and wellness; scholarships; and emergency funds. Your gift during Blue Demon Challenge will also count toward the Now We Must campaign!

How much should I give?

You don't have to make a big gift to make a big difference. No matter how much you choose to give, your participation in the Blue Demon Challenge is incredibly meaningful, and deeply appreciated.

Can I direct my gift? 

You can direct your gift to the area of DePaul you care about most - providing scholarships, supporting your college/school, athletics, and more!

What else can I do?

Spread the word! Encourage your friends, colleagues or fellow alumni to give at challenge.depaul.edu on social media, and tag your post with #bluedemonchallenge. You can help us reach even more people who care about DePaul.

I have a question - who can I contact?

Please email annualgiving@depaul.edu to reach a staff member who can assist.

How will I receive my IRS tax receipt?

Your email confirmation following your gift serves as your official receipt. You may request a paper receipt from DePaul by emailing giving@depaul.edu with the subject line "Paper Receipt Requested". Should you have any questions about tax receipts, please contact Advancement Gift Processing at (312) 362-5030. 

Are donations to DePaul University considered tax-deductible contributions by the IRS?

Yes, donations to DePaul University are tax-deductible contributions at the highest limits allowed for federal income or estate tax purposes. DePaul University is a qualified public charitable organization and meets the requirements of Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Visit the Internal Revenue Service website for more information on deducting charitable contributions or contact our Gift Processing team with any questions you may have at (312) 362-5030 or giving@depaul.edu

Still have questions?

Contact us at annualgiving@depaul.edu