NPHC Plot Project

Giving Instructions

You can make a gift of any size to support the NPHC Plot. To take advantage of a naming opportunity, please select the bronze, silver, or gold perk below and make a gift of $500 or more. You will be asked to provide your desired 30 character engraving later in this form. 

If you would like to support the general Plot fund or your organization's plaque in addition to engraving your name on an oval, please select your desired perk and increase your donation amount by the contribution you'd like to make toward the plaque. If you are giving below $50, please select "No Perk" and we will apply it to your organization's plaque fund. 

Please refer to the "Frequently Asked Questions" section on the previous page for additional instructions.


Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes! Your gift is tax deductible to the extend permitted by law. The University of Pittsburgh is a 501 (c) (3) organization. 

Will I receive a tax receipt?

A tax receipt will be sent to you via email after you have made your donation online. 

Is my gift eligible for a corporate match?

Please contact your employer’s human resource department to determine if they will match your gift and their process for matching gifts. For more information, visit our Matching Gifts Web page or contact Megan O’Neill Starmack by sending an e-mail to or by calling her at 412-624-5826.

How can I ensure that my EngagePitt™ donation is being used appropriately?

The University of Pittsburgh’s Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement professional staff provide training and assistance to help ensure that faculty and students use funds according to donor intent. Should circumstances arise where the funds raised through EngagePitt cannot be applied to the stated purpose on the campaign page, the University may apply funds to an area most closely aligned to the stated purpose, as deemed appropriate. The University may also restrict the principal of current use funds to create perpetual funding sources in alignment with the purpose of the project.

What happens if an EngagePitt™ campaign does not reach its fundraising goal?

All funds raised toward the campaign will be applied to the initiative described on the page, whether or not the goal is met. If the campaign goal is not met within the scheduled time frame, contributions can still be made to the project. If the campaign goal is to create an endowed fund and the minimum required threshold to endow the fund is not met within the scheduled timeframe, the contributions may be, at the option of the University, designated as a current fund with all principal expended for the purpose of the project.

What happens if a campaign exceeds its fundraising goals? 

Funds raised in excess of the campaign goal can be used for operating expenses or other projects that align with the campaign’s mission.

Are there additional ways to support these projects or other areas of need at Pitt? 

Yes, you can visit our Pitt Giving Web site ( or call us at 412-624-5800 or toll free at 1-800-817-5943.

Who should I contact if I have further questions? 

For additional questions about the EngagePitt™ Web site, please call 412-383-3924 or email

To learn more about making gifts to the University of Pittsburgh, please call 412-624-5800 or toll free at 1-800-817-8943. E-mail us at or visit us online at

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