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Team UNC

Faculty & Staff Giving

The support and dedication of our employees is what makes this university great.
Each year, hundreds of faculty, staff, and faculty emeriti provide financial contributions to enhance the excellence of UNC and the success of its students. Together through philanthropy, Team UNC makes a lasting impact on the UNC community. We are humbled by the generosity of our campus community and for all you do for UNC.


It's time for #BearsGiveBack!

  • What is Bears Give Back?

    Bears Give Back is the University of Northern Colorado’s annual day of giving. This digital fundraising campaign will last for 24 hours, from midnight to midnight on April 14, 2022.

  • Is there a match for faculty/staff giving on Bears Give Back?

    Yes! Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, the first $15,000 of gifts made by faculty, staff, and faculty emeriti will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

  • Is there a limit on how much will be matched?

    Yes; there is a cap of $250 per gift cap and $500 per donor. So if you give $250 to Cumbres and $250 to the NHS Student Research Fund, both gifts will be matched 1:1.

  • Will the match be available after April 14?

    All Bears Give Back matches, including the Team UNC match, will only be available for gifts made on April 14.

  • Can I give to a project not listed on the Bears Give Back page?

    There are so many amazing projects featured on the Bears Give Back page that you can give to. However, if you would like to give to another area of campus, your gift will still be eligible for the Team UNC match. Gifts to non-Bears Give Back funds can be made at give2unc.org.

  • Can my gift be matched with the Team UNC match and another Bears Give Back match?

    Yes! If you make a gift that is eligible for another Bears Give Back match (such as the new donor match, a project-specific match, or Power Hour from 3-4 pm when all gifts will be matched 2:1), your gift will be matched by both. For example, Klawz T. Bear, a UNC employee, makes a gift to the Cumbres program of $100. Klawz's gift would be matched by both the Team UNC match and the Cumbres match for a total impact of $300! You can check out all of the matches here.

  • What about payroll deduction gifts?

    Payroll deduction is a great way to make your Bears Give Back gift! Email gifts@unco.edu to set up a new payroll deduction or make changes to an existing one. New and increased payroll deductions requested on April 14 will receive a 2:1 match for the month of April.

  • Will I get a special Team UNC pennant for my Bears Give Back gift?

    Yes! Faculty, staff, and faculty emeriti who make a gift to any area of campus on April 14 will receive a custom yellow Bears Give Back Team UNC pennant. Once you have made your gift you can head over to the first floor of Carter Hall and pick up your pennants and some sweet treats! The Annual Giving team will deliver unclaimed pennants after Bears Give Back.

  • How else can I get involved?

    One of the best ways you can support Bears Give Back after you've made your gift is to share on social media and encourage friends, family, and other Bears to join you in making a gift. You can find downloadable images and text to make your sharing easy in our digital toolkit here. And make sure you're following the UNC and Alumni Association social media channels for some fun on-campus activities tomorrow!

  • What if I have more questions?

    No problem! Just email Kelsey Crane, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at kelsey.crane@unco.edu.

Bears Give Back pennants

Check out the FAQs about Team UNC giving on giving day, and visit givingday.unco.edu to browse all of the featured projects and make your gift on April 14!

Get Involved in Campaigns and Programs

Annual giving programs happen throughout the year. Programs offer you opportunities to talk with current students, share your appreciation for campus colleagues and join the call for Bears Give Back, UNC's annual day of giving. With so much going on, there is always an opportunity to connect and get involved.

License Plates

Make a donation to the Alumni Association scholarship and celebrate your Bear pride everywhere you go with a UNC license plate!


Bears Give Back

UNC's second annual giving day, Bears Give Back, is scheduled for April 14, 2022. Save the date to join your fellow Bears in giving back!


Alumni Employees

Many members of Team UNC are also Bears by graduation. Explore ways to connect with your fellow Bears.


Why I Give to Team UNC

“I've seen the Summer Enrichment Program work as both an alumna and a faculty member. This opportunity should be accessible to every kid who wants to participate.”

Nancy Matchett

"I support Team UNC because I want to make sure our students have the resources they need to persist and complete their education. Others invested in my undergraduate degree and this is my opportunity to pay their generosity forward."

Beckie Croissant

“I give [to the Disaster Relief Fund] to help support those who are trying to gain a great education/college experience while also dealing with challenges in other areas of life. Keep going, you got this!”

Tracey Clay

If you are interested in Team UNC but still have questions, contact Kelsey Crane, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at 970-351-2205 or kelsey.crane@unco.edu.