UNC Greensboro FAQ

Q: Why is alumni giving so important?

A: Gifts of any size made to UNCG have the power to change the lives of all Spartans. Gifts from alumni are especially powerful because they do something else: they raise our national profile. US News & World Report and other publications take alumni giving into consideration when ranking colleges and universities, so when an alumnus makes a gift, they are also helping to increase our national rankings. A higher ranking makes a UNCG degree even more valuable, encourages prospective students to apply to UNCG and benefits all members of our Spartan community.

Q: Why does a state university need private fundraising?

A: 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 is vital to the sustainability and success of state universities like UNCG. 

Q: Is it safe to give online? 

A: 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.

Q: Will my gift be tax deductible?

A: UNCG is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift qualifies for tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations during the calendar year that you make your gift. Consult your tax professional for more information.