Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people like to give through UMACC?
  • Giving as a part of a community towards a common goal motivates people to participate who would not donate otherwise.
  • It makes record keeping and preparing for tax time a snap.
  • Payroll deduction is awesome!
  • It shows the local community that UMass cares.
  • It’s fun!
Where can I find out what I gave last year?

If you donated online, log in and go to My Account page.

If you donated using the paper pledge form, we'd be happy to send you your donation history. Please email the UMACC office at

May I add a charitable organization to the UMACC list?

Yes! All 501(c)(3) nonprofits may receive donations via UMACC. 

If you are a UMass employee or retiree, please log in and submit a request at any time. 

What are this year's giving levels and priorities?

Are you able to go up a level?

Please consider adding at least one Western MA nonprofit to your list. It takes a village! 

  • $5,000+: Visionary Leaders
  • $2,500-$4,999: Inspiration Leaders
  • $500-2,499:Leader's Circle
  • $250-$499: Champion
How much of my donation goes to the charitable organization(s) that I choose?

Your charity of choice receives 91%  and our Campaign Fiscal Administrator, the United Way of Hampshire County (UWHC) receives 9%. UWHC funds over 30 fantastic, local nonprofit organizations.

We are proud to say that 100% of all UMACC donations go to nonprofit organizations!

UMACC donations are not used to cover any UMass expenses. 

When do payroll deductions begin and how many pay periods will I have to deduct from?

It depends on when you donate!

Donate by December 11 and deductions will start on January 10. You will have a maximum of 26 pay periods to deduct from. 

Donate between December 12 and January 21 and deductions will start on 2/7/19. You will have a maximum of  24 pay periods to deduct from. 

Donate between January 22 and January 31 and deductions will start on February 21. You will have 22 pay periods to deduct from.

Are payroll deduction contributions pre-tax?

No, payroll-deduction contributions are after tax. 

Where do I get an acknowledgement I can use for a tax deduction?

If you donated by payroll deduction, you can find the total you have donated for the year on the  "After-Tax Deductions" section of your pay stub.

If you donated $250 or more by check or credit card you should receive a tax acknowledgment letter from the United Way of Hampshire County.

Feel free to contact the UMACC office with questions. or (413) 545-8414

What is the difference between UMACC and the Faculty and Staff Campaign?

The Faculty and Staff Campaign raises money for UMass organizations and is run by the UMass Advancement Office.

UMACC raises money for nonprofit organizations in our community and beyond, and is run by External Relations and University Events.