That’s the question UNCG will be asking alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends next week as it hosts its third annual #BelieveInTheG 48-hour giving campaign Feb. 16-17.
UNCG is asking 800 Spartans to make a gift during the campaign and to share their story on social media using the hashtag #BelieveInTheG. Gifts can be made at BelieveInTheG.com.
Whether you’re a community partner who has been impacted by the service of UNCG students or an alumnus who has enjoyed a successful career, the university wants to hear from you.
“Each year, #BelieveInTheG illustrates the inspiring loyalty and strength of our Spartan family,” said Bob Amico, director of annual giving. “We continue to see increased support for the ambitious impact we make in the community. When you stand with UNCG, you stand with builders and makers of opportunity.”
UNCG has also tapped “challenge donors” to encourage giving. Jeff Collins ’84; Brandi Johnson ’09, ’14; Angela Polk Jones ’89, ’07 MSA; Tom Martin ’70; Mary Napier ’68; Nicholas Rau ’04; JoAnne Safrit ’57; David Schuck ’02; and Jana Welch Wagenseller ’76 have pledged to give a total of $75,000 if the university reaches its goal of 800 donors in 48 hours.
“I give back to UNCG because I know it’s an investment that will pay off as Spartans go out into the world and make a difference in their communities,” Rau said. “Giving back to UNCG helps to ensure there will always be opportunities to support students in positive ways, whether it be through campus activities or academic scholarships.”
In last year’s campaign, the university raised more than $125,000 from 604 donors.
To learn more, visit BelieveInTheG.com.
By Alyssa Bedrosian