News Items from UNC Greensboro

Photo of small U.S. flags during Veterans DayA lot of small (and larger) donations, spurred by social media and messages, can add up quickly.

UNCG Annual Giving says that many alumni, especially those who’ve recently graduated, are interested in crowdfunding as a preferred way to make donations.

“The Spartan Project” is UNCG’s new crowdfunding site.

Emily Rector and Sarah Kathryn Coley of UNCG Annual Giving explain crowdfunding presents a convenient, quick way to give and know instantly that you’re making a difference and are a part of something big.

One called “Funding the Journey” will raise funds for UNCG Guarantee Scholars to complete a study abroad trip to Mexico.

The spotlight this week will be on the new “UNCG 4 Vets campaign” – thespartanproject.uncg.edu/uncg-4-vets. The short campaign launches Nov. 8.

It supports UNCG’s Yellow Ribbon program for student veterans. This helps cover expenses beyond what is allotted through the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The VA matches the university’s contribution. It’s especially important for out-of-state students, who pay higher tuition rates.

UNCG is known as a military-friendly university, one with a supportive environment for all students. GI Jobs has recognized UNCG since 2012 as a “Military Friendly School.” And UNCG was distinguished as “Best for Vets” by Military Times Edge Magazine.

Learn more about The Spartan Project – and keep track of the fundraising in these short campaigns – at thespartanproject.uncg.edu

See a short video clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWkjUaKpOcs

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