Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about One Ball State Day 2019.

What is One Ball State Day?

One Ball State Day is a one-day fundraising event scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th, 2019, for the Ball State community. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Ball State University are welcome and encouraged to participate. The goal is to engage the Cardinal community to advance the mission of Ball State University. One Ball State Day will raise critical funding to ensure the University continues to provide big opportunities for our students. Together - in one day - we will give back to fly forward. 

When is One Ball State Day?

One Ball State Day is Tuesday, April 9th, 2019. 

Why should I participate in One Ball State Day?

As Ball State University works to move the state and the University forward, building a foundation to provide opportunities for students to learn, grow and thrive in our state is critical. Your gift to Ball State University can help accomplish amazing things. The possibilities are endless.  

I'm excited for One Ball State Day! How can I help spread the word? 

We love that you're excited for One Ball State Day! To share your excitement and love for Ball State, just stamp your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter post with #OneBallState. 

How can I give?

Giving is easy. You can go to on Tuesday, April 9th anytime from midnight until 11:59 pm EST. We strongly encourage you to make your gift online. You can make a gift to support the University's greatest needs, or you can make a gift in support of your school, college, department, or organization of choice. When you do so, you could also earn matching funds to support it. Then, share your experience! Post about it on social media and encourage your friends to give! 

Who are the One Ball State Day community partners? 

IHOP, Pita Pit, Chik-fil-A, Jimmy John's, McAlister's Deli, Insomnia Cookies, Clancy's Car Wash, Olive Garden, Cousin Vinny's Pizza, BSU Printing Services, Panda Express, Noodles & Company, Meijer, Bittersweet Custom Cakes & Confections, Berrywinkle Frozen Yogurt, Wendy's, Arby's, Burger King, Fazoli's, Payless Grocery Store, Benson Motorcycles, Culver's, Texas Roadhouse, Vogue Cleaners, Family Video, Midas and The Hayloft Boutique.



Is there a minimum gift amount? 

The minimum gift amount is $5. 

Is my One Ball State day gift tax-deductible?

Yes, of course! Your official gift receipt for tax purposes will be emailed immediately after you make your gift. Please consult your tax advisor for advice related to your specific tax situation. 

What funds are available?

The University areas that agreed to participate are featured on the One Ball State site. If you’d like to make a gift to a fund not listed, please choose “other” and enter the fund name in the comment box.

I gave earlier this year. Does that gift count?

Only gifts made on April 9 during the 24-hour online effort count for One Ball State Day. We celebrate all our donors year-round, no matter when gifts are made. OBSD is a giving day specific to a particular time as we celebrate the University and our impact across the world.

What are giving challenges? 

Giving challenges are One Ball State Day contests that will earn additional funds for One Ball State Day causes on April 9th. 

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Participating Groups
Ball State's Greatest Needs Student Scholarships Athletics College of Architecture & Planning College of Communication, Information, and Media College of Fine Arts College of Health College of Sciences & Humanities Honors College Miller College of Business Teachers College Accounting Alumni Association Anthropology Architecture Army ROTC Ball State Student Media Beta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Biology Black Alumni Constituent Society Black Student Association Bowen Center for Public Affairs Burris Laboratory School Cardinal Kitchen Career Center Center for Information & Communication Sciences Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science Construction Management Counseling Center Counseling Psychology | Social Psych & Counseling Criminal Justice & Criminology David Owsley Museum of Art Department of Marketing | CADMA Disability Services Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies Economics Educational Leadership Educational Psychology & D.E.S.K. Elementary Education Emens Auditorium English Entrepreneurship Center Finance & Insurance Geography Geological Sciences Graduate School Greek Life History Indiana Academy ISOM Journalism Landscape Architecture Logistics & Supply Chain Management Center Management Mathematical Sciences MBA | Master of Business Administration Miller Business Honors Program Modern Languages & Classics Natural Resources & Environmental Management NESTT Learning Labs Nutrition & Health Science Parents Fund Philosophy & Religious Studies Political Science Pride of Mid-America Marching Band Psychological Science Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Rinker Center for International Programs School of Art School of Kinesiology School of Music School of Nursing Schools Within the Context of Community Social Work Sociology Special Education Spectrum Speech Pathology & Audiology Sports Link Student Affairs Student Life Student Voluntary Services Telecommunications Theatre & Dance University Libraries University Police Department University Singers Urban Planning Women of the Ball Family Fund Women's & Gender Studies