Frequent Questions

If you have a Campaign question not addressed below, please contact Development & Alumni Relations at 970-351-2551 or campaign@unco.edu for assistance.

When did the campaign begin?

The Campaign for UNC began in the silent phase July 2015 and the public phase March 2017.

How long will the campaign run?

The Campaign for UNC will run through the end of 2018.

How were priorities determined?

University academic and administrative leadership reviewed the ares of need and opportunity where donor investment could have an impact. University wide priorities were organized into:

  • Scholarships
  • Faculty Development
  • Faculty and Student Research
  • Program Support
  • Campus Commons

College priorities were determined and organized into similar areas.

Which funds can I contribute to?

You can give to any fund or program you wish to support. The UNC Foundation has many funds to choose from that support a variety of programs and scholarships. 

How do I make a contribution?

To make a gift over the phone or to discuss gift options, please contact Development & Alumni Relations at 970-351-2551. You may mail your gift in, please make the check out to the  UNC Foundation, include the designation of your gift in the memo, then mail to: UNC Foundation, Judy Farr Center, Campus Box 20, Greeley, CO 80639. You may also make a one time or recurring gift by credit card through our online donation form.

Is my gift tax deductible?

The UNC Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All gifts to the UNC Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. You should consult with your tax attorney/advisor concerning the deductibility of your gift.

I am an employee, may I make a donation through payroll deduction?

Yes, faculty and staff members can set up a monthly or one-time donation for any amount. To set up a monthly contribution or to change the amount you are currently donating through payroll deduction, download and return the Team UNC payroll deduction form.

I am an employee, should I give through Payroll Deduction, by credit card, or with a check?

Most members of Team UNC give through Payroll Deduction. Payroll deductions are the easiest way to give and you can provide significant support over the course of the year by splitting it up between paychecks. Credit card gifts and gifts by check are appreciated and allow funds to be used immediately. However, these forms of giving incur additional processing costs.

I am an employee, why should I contribute to the organization that pays my salary?

As members of the UNC family, we share a common bond—a commitment to the success of our students. Our contributions through our daily work across campus are invaluable. Our financial contributions are another way to support our students and to demonstrate our belief in UNC. Our students' needs are great, and a strong Team UNC campaign shows others that supporting UNC and its students is a worthwhile investment.

What is an endowment?

An endowment is a gift sum permanently invested by the UNC Foundation. The income generated by the investment supports the fund you designate. A portion of the income is reinvested each year enabling the endowment to grow and provide a permanent stream of income over time. A new endowment can be established with a minimum gift of $25,000. An annual spendable scholarship can be established with a $5000 donation that will award a $1000 scholarship for five years. Contact the Development & Alumni Relations at 970-351-2551 or campaign@unco.edu for more information.

How do I establish a scholarship?

Gifts that fund scholarships make it possible for UNC to attract and retain the best undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of their financial circumstances. You can make a difference by contributing any amount to an existing scholarship or establishing a new scholarship endowment to benefit students enrolled in the college/school of your choice. Contact Development & Alumni Relations at 970-351-2551 or campaign@unco.edu for more information.

What is the UNC Foundation?

Established in 1967, the University of Northern Colorado Foundation is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to stewarding donors, data, and dollars in support of the University of Northern Colorado. Visit the UNC Foundation website to learn more.

Why is the Foundation separate from the University?

The independent, nonprofit, UNC Foundation properly and efficiently stewards private gifts, provides flexibility and responsiveness, manages assets strategically, engages volunteers as informed advocates, and ensures the accuracy and confidentiality of donor records.

Who governs the Foundation?

The University of Northern Colorado Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board appoints an executive director to manage the Foundation’s staff and daily operations. 

Where is the Foundation?

The UNC Foundation works alongside the university division of Development & Alumni Relations, located in the Judy Farr Center.