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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Viking Warrior Day 2023.

What is Viking Warrior Day?

Viking Warrior Giving Day will be an energetic, inspiring, 1,854-minute virtual gathering of alumni, parents, staff, students, faculty, and friends in support of a better Salem State. 

What can I do to help get the word out about Viking Warrior Day?

Become a VWD Ambassador! Sign up through our Ambassadors' page here. And, post about Viking Warrior Day on your networks, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, using #VikingWarriorDay and spread the excitement!

How do I Make a Gift?

On Viking Warrior Day, come back to this site and make a gift.  You can also learn more about the impact of gifts on campus as well as the donors—like you—who make them. If you prefer to make a gift by phone on Viking Warrior Day please call 978.542.2594. Most importantly: Thank you for your support!  

Is there a minimum donation amount?

No, gifts of any size count toward the overall total and are welcomed.  Participation is every bit as important as individual gift size. 

Where do gifts go?

You can choose from among many giving opportunities at Salem State and all gifts on Viking Warrior Day count. Gifts to any fund make a vital difference in the lives of students. If you don’t wish to prioritize any one cause, you may donate to The Annual Unrestricted Fund, which allocates donations to the area of greatest need at Salem State. 

Can I give a gift of stock in support of VWD?

Yes, You can give a stock gift on Viking Warrior Day. For more information, please contact nbousquet@salemstate.edu. 

Is it safe to make a gift online?

Yes. Viking Warrior Day utilizes up-to-date technology to capture gifts that are PCI Level 1 compliant. We are not storing, nor are we able to access, your credit card information. Additionally, any information collected during Viking Warrior Day will be used only by Salem State University.

Have a question about Viking Warrior Day that wasn’t answered?

Contact us for more information by phone at 978.542.4931 or by email at vikingwarriorday@salemstate.edu.


Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes! All philanthropic contributions to the Salem State University Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes! Salem State University will send you an electronic receipt for your contribution shortly after you make your gift.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

Contact the Office of Annual Giving at 978.542.7404 or email lboudo@salemstate.edu.

Are international donations accepted?

Yes! You can make an international gift just as you would any other gift.

Can I make a pledge in honor of Viking Warrior Day

If you would like to make a pledge, please contact Buffy Pennick at bpennick@salemstate.edu or 978.542.2594.

Can I make a reccurring gift in honor of Viking Warrior Day?

Yes, please please contact Buffy Pennick at bpennick@salemstate.edu or 978.542.2594 or visit salemstate.edu/monthly.

Still have questions?

Contact us at vikingwarriorday@salemstate.edu