Giving By Individuals

Why Give?

Your gifts make UNC unique.

UNC is unlike any other school in Colorado and around the globe.  Each day, world-class faculty members, enthusiastic students, and notable alumni contribute to make our world a better place. Whether they are attending a lecture in the classroom, doing research in the library, or interviewing for an internship, Annual Giving supports students’ learning and living every day.

Your gifts make UNC accessible.

Tuition and fees alone do not cover the full cost of educating a student at UNC. State funding provides less than 16 percent of UNC’s operating budget. The majority of UNC students rely on financial assistance. Gifts from our generous donors help bridge the gaps between tuition, costs and family contributions.

Your gifts make UNC personal.

Each person has a unique reason for supporting UNC. Alumni carry their own special memories of their time as students. Students want to give back to the faculty and programs that gave so much to them. Parents want to enhance their students’ education and ensure other families will have the benefit of a UNC education in the future. Friends reflect fondly on events and people at UNC that have made a difference. Your gifts ensure future generations have the opportunity to make their own memories and leave their own legacies.

Every year, every gift, every amount makes a difference.

Learn more about the difference your gifts make and the many ways to give.

For more information, please contact Christina Nichols, Director of Annual Giving, at (970) 351-4339 or


From Our President Kay Norton

We must invest our resources in the success of our students. They are our future—and the future of our communities.

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Giving Priorities

  • Our Greatest Need
  • Annual Fund
  • Blue and Gold Club