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Frequent Questions

If you have a question not addressed below, please contact us at 970-351-2551 or donor.relations@unco.edu

Which funds can I contribute to?

You can give to any fund or program you wish to support. Donors to UNC can support whatever area of campus means the most to them. 

How do I make a contribution?

Online: You may make a one-time or recurring gift through our online donation form. If your desired fund is not listed, please indicate that fund in the comment field of the donation form.

Mail: Please make out checks to the UNC Foundation and include your desired fund in the memo line of your check. Checks can be mailed to:
UNC Foundation
Campus Box 20
Greeley, CO 80639

Phone: To make a gift over the phone or to discuss gift options, please contact University Advancement at 970-351-2551.

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, please contact gifts@unco.edu.

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.

What is an endowment?

An endowment is a gift fund invested in perpetuity 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 $5,000 donation that will award a $1,000 scholarship for five years. Contact us at 970-351-2551 or donor.relations@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 us at 970-351-2551 or donor.relations@unco.edu for more information.