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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is my donation so important to UNC Athletics? 

    The cost of operating a Division I Athletics Program is continuously on the rise and providing resources to help our student-athletes and coaches achieve excellence in the classroom and in competition is essential. UNC Athletics works to provide support for each of our 400 student-athletes. Your donation will help us increase our annual revenue to assist UNC Athletics today while recruiting the best and brightest student-athletes for tomorrow.

  • How do I join the Blue and Gold Club? 

    You can join by selecting the MAKE A GIFT button on this page or by calling the Blue & Gold Club at 970-351-2551.

  • Who can join the Blue and Gold Club? 

    All Bear fans are encouraged to join the Blue and Gold Club. You do not have to be a former student-athlete or UNC alumni to join.

  • How is my donation used? 

    When donating to a sport-specific club, 75% of the gift is used to support the programmatic needs of that program (equipment, travel, special projects, etc.). The remaining 25% goes directly to that sport’s scholarship fund.

    If you choose to donate to the Blue & Gold Club Area of Greatest Need, the entire donation amount will be used at the discretion of UNC Athletics to best support our student-athletes.

  • Is my gift tax-deductible? 

    Yes! The UNC Foundation maintains 501 (c)(3) status and therefore your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent by law. Consult with your tax advisor to determine the deductibility of your gift.

  • I'm interested in an naming opportunity, an endowment, and/or a planned gift. How can I learn more? 
    You can provide a legacy of support for UNC Athletics and leave a lasting impression on the lives of our current and future student-athletes. Please contact the Blue & Gold Club office at 970-351-2551 for more information.