#ToreroTuesday - Paint the Day Blue

On November 27, the Torero Nation came together to paint the day blue and show our Torero pride. From coast to coast and around the world, over 800 alumni, parents, and friends contributed to support our students and programs. THANK YOU! If you missed Torero Tuesday, it's not too late — make your gift today! Every donation, big or small, contributes to making our campus and athletic programs the best in the nation and makes an impact in the lives of our USD student scholars.

What Is #ToreroTuesday?

In 2015, we established our own day of giving in honor of #GivingTuesday, the globally recognized day of giving and philanthropy. This day has become our way of encouraging alumni, friends, and family of the University of San Diego to amplify student life and campus culture. Last year, we collectively raised over $200,000 in donations. This year, we’re setting our goal even higher at $250,000. Let’s make November 27th our best #ToreroTuesday yet!


$250,000 Goal
864 Total Donors
$113,901.02 Athletics Donations
2,068 USD Athletics Service Hours Pledged

Show Your Torero Spirit

Olé! Olé! All of those who donate $55 and over will receive a special, limited-edition spirit flag.

Support Torero Athletics

Friends, fans, alumni and parents, come together to make a bigger impact of support. The strength of our programs helps us provide the best possible NCAA Division I experience for our student-athletes and our entire community of Torero fans. For every $55 raised, the USD athletics department will once again donate their time to provide service out in the community. So, donate now and double the good!

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Share Your USD Pride

Rally up some extra interest in #ToreroTuesday by sharing a special ‘I Gave’ -stamped photo for all to see!


Yes, you can direct your gift to a specific purpose or to support a college, school or program that is meaningful to you. Your gift can be designated for current use or to build a lasting legacy. You can select from a list of priorities or indicate your preference when completing the donation form. For more details about available gift designations, contact the Office of Annual Giving at annualgiving@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-4724.

Yes, #ToreroTuesday is November 27th, but you don’t have to wait. All gifts made here on the #ToreroTuesday site will count toward our #ToreroTuesday totals.

Yes, the University uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to communicate with your browser software when you register with us online. SSL is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the personal information you send us in conjunction with your registration.

The University has partnered with CASHNet/Higher One, a leading payment processing company in higher education, to provide secure credit card payment processing. USD requires full compliance with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standards) of any vendor or service provider engaged by the University in transacting, processing or otherwise handling cardholder data. CASHNet is independently certified at the highest level of security (Level 1 PCI DSS).



Yes! Many employers offer matching gift programs; any verified matching gift totals will be included in our #ToreroTuesday totals. To see if your employer has a matching gift program, you can check here: sandiego.edu/matching

Receipts are mailed to donors as gifts are processed. If you do not receive a receipt, or need a duplicate receipt, contact the Office of Advancement Services at advancegift@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-4639.

Contact the Office of Annual Giving at annualgiving@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-4724.

Stock transfers may be initiated by a donor or a donor's broker. Please use the following instructions for electronic transfer of DTC Eligible Book Entry Issues to the University of San Diego:

Depository Trust Company
The Northern Trust Company
Trust Department
(DTC) Participant No. 2669
Reference: 26-46718 University of San Diego
Reference donor's name

After completing the transfer, please inform Steven Heath at treasury@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-7594.

Yes. The online form for employees to contribute through payroll deduction can be found HERE.

The flag promotion is one flag per donor.

All flags will be sent via U.S. Mail during the first week of December.