Frequently Asked Questions - CNU Day 2023 - Christopher Newport University

CNU Day 2023

Frequently Asked Quetsions

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CNU Day is an annual event where the Christopher Newport community comes together for a single-day fundraiser. Every spring we put out the call to our Captains for all hands on deck to support and celebrate Christopher Newport University.

There are many ways you can take part in the festivities. To find out how you can participate, visit

This year, CNU Day is on Wednesday, March 15. Join us as alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends celebrate and support CNU!

There are many ways you can take part in the festivities. To find out how you can participate, visit

We have many ways you can give, choose the way is most convenient for you.


Give via credit card, bank account, PayPal, or Venmo on March 15 at


If you wish to give over the phone on March 15, call us at (757) 594-7179 and our staff will be glad to assist.


Checks/money orders made payable to CNUEF with the area of support your gift is for on the memo line. The postmark must be no later than March 15. These can be mailed to:

Christopher Newport University
Office of University Advancement
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606-2998

Company Match

Many companies will match employees’ gifts to the University, increasing their impact or even doubling their value. Check with your employer’s human resource department for more information on whether your company participates.

Absolutely! While we are lifting up our critical scholarships and championship athletic teams, we also care about what is the most important to you.

We welcome gifts to any area of the University and all contributions may be designated to the area or program you love most. 100% of your contribution will go to the area you desire to support.

All gifts made on CNU Day are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

If you give online, you will receive an email receipt of your donation for tax purposes. If you give on the phone or by mail, you will receive a receipt via USPS mail.

Yes. Any gift – no matter the amount – will make a difference. Every contribution supports our pursuit of excellence.

Additionally, high participation, especially from our alumni community, is our goal. Christopher Newport continues to rise in national rankings, and alumni giving is a key factor. All gifts improve our programs, grow our reputation and enhance the value of a Christopher Newport degree.

The minimum gift is $1.

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