Q: What is GiveUNC?

GiveUNC is Carolina’s university-wide day of giving—a day when alumni, friends, faculty/staff and other Carolina supporters come together to support the causes they care about most. Unlike any other day, challenges and matches offered throughout GiveUNC maximize the impact of your gift. Your gift on GiveUNC, along with the collective support of others, can unlock vital dollars for the area of your choice, or can be matched dollar-for-dollar through a challenge match. Invest in the causes you care about most and see the collective impact Tar Heels across the globe can make in just 24 hours on GiveUNC.

Q: Why should I give?

When it comes to putting your charitable dollars to work, we know you have a lot of choices. Unlike most other non-profit organizations, you don’t have to pick one cause or area to support when you give through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can make an impact on advances in health care, solutions to the world’s most important societal issues, innovative research across multiple disciplines, or hundreds of other funds at Carolina. Your gift goes directly to the area of your choice and provides critical support for talented Tar Heels on campus and across the globe.

Q: Is there a minimum gift amount?

Gifts must be at least $5 to be processed via our online platform. You can, of course, give multiple times across multiple areas—and these gifts will all count individually for those areas, helping their standing in GiveUNC leaderboards and getting them closer to reaching important challenges and matches offered during the day.

Q: I can only give a small amount. Will my gift really make a difference?

Yes! The power of GiveUNC is in the collective impact Tar Heels across the world can make in just one day. Your $5 gift, combined with 10 others, can provide a conference registration for a senior student preparing for the business world; 10 gifts of $10 can provide art supplies for aspiring artists at Ackland; 10 gifts of $25 can help purchase textbooks for a student. With over a hundred causes on campus to support on GiveUNC, there is no limit to the impact you and others can make with your gift, no matter the size. Additionally, your gift at any amount can also unlock vital challenge and match dollars for the area of your choice, multiplying the impact of your gift.

Q: Does 100% of my gift go to the area I select?

Yes—100% of your gift will go directly to the area you designate.

Q: How do I make a gift?

Between midnight EST on March 28 and 11:59 EST on March 29, visit giveunc.unc.edu and look for the causes on campus you care about most. Click the “make a gift” button and select either a one-time or monthly gift!

Q: What is the benefit of making a monthly gift?

Monthly gifts are an easy way to ensure your prolonged impact on the causes you care most about. By setting up a monthly gift through Carolina, you are providing students, faculty, and researchers with the resources they need to do groundbreaking work.

Q: Where do challenge and match dollars come from on GiveUNC?

These dollars are made possible through the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and friends of Carolina.

Q: Is my GiveUNC gift tax-deductible?

Gifts to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are tax-deductible.

Q: Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes. The information collected during GiveUNC is only used by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It will not be sold or shared with any third-party organization. Our giving platform encrypts all private data and keeps your personal information as secure as possible.

Q: I don’t want to give online. Can I still give?

While we encourage giving online on GiveUNC, you can call 919-537-3818 Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm EST to make your gift over the phone. Gifts made through mail can be sent to the following address (please notate that you would like your gift to count for GiveUNC):

UNC-Chapel Hill

PO Box 309

Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309

Phone: Call 919-537-3818 (M-F, 8-5 EST)

Make checks payable to “UNC-Chapel Hill”.

Q: Will my employer match my gift?

To determine if your employer will match your gift to Carolina, please use our matching gifts search tool or contact your HR department.

Q: Who should I contact with additional questions?

Please email any additional questions to [email protected].



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Mark your calendars for March 29, 2022, Carolina's fifth annual day of giving! GiveUNC may only last 24 hours, but your support creates transformational experiences for future Tar Heels. Follow us on social for updates as we approach GiveUNC!

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