Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Blue Demon Challenge 2018.

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 support the University’s founding 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 today?

Because your gift can have a greater impact than any other day of the year! If 1,000 people make a gift on February 22, an anonymous donor has pledged to give $50,000 to DePaul. Your gift can be the one that unlocks $50,000!

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.

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?

Another valuable way to participate is by spreading the word. Encourage your friends, colleagues or fellow alumni to give at - on social media, 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 call 312-362-7107 or email 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 with the subject line "Paper Receipt Requested". Should you have any questions about tax receipts, please call Gift Processing at (312) 362-8666. 

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 312-362-8666 or

I have another question - who do I contact?

Please contact a member of our Gift Processing team at (312) 362-8666 or

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