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