Why Giving Matters

For more than 130 years, UNC Greensboro has served as a beacon of opportunity and excellence in North Carolina. From its roots as the state’s first college for women to its current status as one of the most diverse student bodies in the UNC System, UNCG has always forged its own path. Not only do we continue to serve some of our most underserved communities, but we do so while maintaining academic distinction and rigor. 

And while we are a proudly Public university, we’re unable to rely solely on state-appropriated funds to provide current and future students access to the life-changing opportunities they deserve. That’s why support from donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends is so critical.  

By making a gift to the area of campus that is most meaningful to you, you can fuel UNCG’s mission of creating remarkable, real-world impact, every day. Your donation can support any number of programs, departments, and student success initiatives.

However you choose to give — and in whatever amount you are able to give — just know that here, your donation goes further. It touches the lives of every person on campus and creates transformational opportunities at every turn. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Several types of funding make up the revenue model of public universities. These sources include state appropriations, student tuition and fees, private gifts, grants, and corporate and foundation partnerships. Philanthropic giving plays a significant role in the sustainability and success of state universities.

Absolutely! No matter the size of your gift, your philanthropic support is a vote of confidence in the educational experience provided by UNCG. It shows our students that you stand with them.

A strong, supportive community of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends also influences the amount of financial support the university receives from corporations and foundations.

Endowed funds are meant to be permanent. Your donation is invested by the University with the interest income used toward the specified purpose — such as a scholarship or professorship. Endowments are critical to providing reliable support in perpetuity.

Light the Way is a comprehensive campaign that will propel UNC Greensboro to a future brilliant with possibility by raising funds to strengthen three key areas: access, excellence, and impact. To learn more visit lighttheway.uncg.edu. Gifts made to any fund or program during the campaign supports Light the Way and brings UNCG one step closer to the campaign’s access, excellence, and impact goals.

Yes, it is indeed safe to make a gift online. UNCG is PCI compliant and takes significant measures to ensure all donor information is safe and secure.

Your gift to UNCG qualifies for tax-deduction in accordance with IRS regulations in the calendar year during which you make your gift. Consult your tax professional for more information.

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