UNC Launches Fundraising Campaign

The University of Northern Colorado announces its first-ever comprehensive fundraising initiative - The Campaign for UNC - with a $45 million goal to be raised in support of key university priorities and concluding December 2018 with the opening of Campus Commons.

Since the campaign leadership phase began in July 2015, the university has received donor contributions and commitments totaling more than $24 million, boosting the university's progress and surpassing the halfway mark toward the campaign goal. The university officially launched the public phase of the campaign at its Honored Alumni Ceremony on Saturday evening.

"The Campaign for UNC is our public charge to boldly support our university's uniqueness and advance its longstanding mission to provide accessible, affordable, transformative education at the highest level," said UNC President Kay Norton.

Campaign priorities for support were selected through a review and feedback process undertaken by college deans and university leadership and represent UNC's historic focus on students, top quality education and research.

Campaign priorities include support to: Scholarships, Faculty Development, Research, Program Support and Campus Commons.

"We believe these priorities reflect both the diversity of UNC's needs and experiences, but also enable us to ensure and enhance excellence, access and affordability," said Wayne Webster, vice president for development and alumni relations.

Along with raising $45 million, campaign leadership set a goal of engaging 10 percent of the university's alumni population in giving, volunteerism and program participation. This amounts to engaging more than 13,000 alumni in the university campaign and in support of programs like admissions, career services and the arts.

"We believe these priorities reflect both the diversity of UNC's needs and experiences, but also enable us to ensure and enhance excellence, access and affordability," shared Wayne Webster, vice president for development and alumni relations.

About the Campaign for UNC

The $45 million Campaign for UNC is the institution's first-ever comprehensive, university-wide fundraising effort to advance UNC's mission through five fundamental areas, each necessary to continue the advancement of UNC's mission. Information regarding the campaign, priorities and impact of donor support is available at http://give.unco.edu.