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Frequent Questions

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

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 University Advancement 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 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 University Advancement at 970-351-2551 or donor.relations@unco.edu for more information.