Ways to Give

Endowments

Endowed gifts support scholarships or programs in perpetuity. The UNC Foundation invests the principal for long-term growth, while annual earnings from the endowed fund are distributed per your specifications. Endowments provide a permanent stream of income upon which the scholarship or program you support can rely for future needs.

Current-use Gifts

Current-use gifts can be put to use immediately. You can direct current-use gifts to financial aid, a specific program or school, or an area of greatest need. These gifts enable university leadership to respond to emerging opportunities and challenges.

Bequests and Deferred Gifts

Bequests come from estate distributions made through a will or trust. Deferred gifts can be made now and received by the UNC Foundation later. In addition to estate distributions, you can structure deferred gifts in many ways such as charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable remainder annuity trusts or charitable remainder unitrusts. A financial advisor can provide personal guidance for planned giving. Read more about planned gifts.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Corporations and foundations are important partners in UNCís mission to provide a transformative education for students who will then generate meaningful work in our communities. UNC presents corporations and foundation grant-makers with opportunities to achieve your philanthropic goals by supporting relevant UNC projects and programs. Read more about UNCís corporate and foundation partnerships.

University of Northern Colorado Foundation

The University of Northern Colorado Foundation is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to stewarding donors, data, and dollars in support of the University of Northern Colorado. Read more about the UNC Foundation.

How to Give

Every gift is vital to our students, today and in the future. You can direct your gift to a specific scholarship, department or program that is important to you.

Cash Gifts

Write a check to the University of Northern Colorado Foundation and mail it to:
UNC Foundation
Judy Farr Alumni Center
Campus Box 20
Greeley, CO  80639

Use MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express online or call: 800-568-5213.

Make a pledge for a larger gift to be paid over time. Please call the Development office at 970-351-1886 for more information.

Visit Giving to UNC now to make a gift.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are a great way to maximize personal contributions to UNC. Ask your human resources office if your employer offers this benefit or check here.

Securities

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is an easy way to support UNC that may also provide you with significant tax benefits beyond the usual charitable deduction.*

Additionally, consider selling assets that have decreased in value and donating the proceeds to UNC as a charitable deduction.

We can help with innovative gifts such as tangible personal property, closely held business interests, retirement plan gifts and life insurance.

*Please be sure to check with your financial advisor if you have any questions about the deductibility of your gift.

Deferred Gifts

Meet your financial goals and maximize your giving to UNC with a deferred gift, one that will benefit UNC in the future. Deferred gifts can be structured many ways such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable remainder annuity trusts or charitable remainder unitrusts. Deferred gifts may offer significant tax savings.

Read More about Planned Gifts.

 

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