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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Niner Nation Gives.

What is Niner Nation Gives?

Niner Nation Gives is our ninth annual 49-hour digital fundraising event; it is an opportunity to celebrate UNC Charlotte. Beginning on April 9, our 49er family, both here in Charlotte and globally, can show their Niner pride by making a gift to their favorite college or unit at the University, wearing green, and spreading the word via social media using Niner Nation Givess.

What Areas Can I Support?

There are specific funds listed for each participating group. However, if you are not able to find your desired fund allocation, click 'give now' and type in 'other' in the 'Designation' search box.


Select "Other Designation" followed by 'Other in the 'Fund Designation' drop down menu. Simply type in the program and/or fund name you wish to support. We will ensure your gift is designated appropriately.  We can also assist you by telephone at 704-687-7211.

What are Matching and Challenge Gifts?

Matching Gifts help motivate even greater participation as unrestricted gifts provide donors the opportunity to double the impact of their contribution to the fund of their choosing. Challenge Gifts are celebratory gifts leveraged when a certain number of donors are achieved to motivate even greater participation. Only gifts made during Niner Nation Gives will be eligible for the Match and Challenge programs - so make sure to check the Niner Nation Gives home page for updates!

How can I spread the word?

There is no wrong way to tell fellow students, alumni, friends and family that Niner Nation Gives is happening.  Post, share or comment on your favorite social media platforms with the hashtag #NinerNationGives. And also follow UNC Charlotte on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram for the latest updates on Niner Nation Gives!

What areas can I support?

We did our best to include many of the academic and campus life departments that our students and alumni hold most dear.  This year, we'd like to highlight those funds that contribute to our student success, including scholarship support. We encourage you to view our participating areas on our main page and find your giving passion. If you don't see a specific fund you would like to support, please call the main Foundation phone line at 704-687-7211 or consider supporting the Evergreen Scholarship Fund.

Why is Niner Nation Gives important to UNC Charlotte?

UNC Charlotte strives to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. From April 9-11, we want to celebrate our achievements and look forward to the many things that can be accomplished through the support of Niner Nation.

Is there a minimum gift amount?

Gifts of $5 or more will be accepted on our giving day page.

Can I send a gift by mail or phone?

Since Niner Nation Gives is only a 49-hour campaign, we encourage you to make your gift online. However, you can call (704) 687-7211 and make a gift over the phone. Making a gift by mail would still be a great way to support UNC Charlotte, but would not impact Niner Nation Gives totals unless it is received before April 11.  

How can faculty and staff make a payroll deduction gift for this campaign?

Current faculty and staff can make a payroll deduction gift to the Niner Nation Gives campaign by following this link through April 17.

Can my employer match my gift to Niner Nation Gives? 

Yes! Matching gifts are a great way to make a bigger impact with your donation. To see if your employer has a matching gift program, click here. If your company matches, complete your matching gift form and submit it to UNC Charlotte via mail (UNC Charlotte Foundation, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223), fax (704-687-7259) or email ( You may also choose to visit your company's web site to submit your form online. Contact your Human Resources Department for more information. 

Is my payment secure?

Absolutely. UNC Charlotte utilizes a validated Level 1 Service Provider called Braintree that is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).  The payment application utilizes the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol and tokenization to encrypt your credit card information and securely process your donation.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Contributions to UNC Charlotte and are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution? 

Yes, you will receive an electronic receipt for your contribution shortly after you make your gift.

When will my credit card be charged? 

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the Niner Nation Gives website. If you aren't sure if your donation was successful, please email or call 704-687-7211.

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