Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about #NinerNationGives.

What is #NinerNationGives?

NinerNationGives is our sixth annual 49-hour digital fundraising event; it is an opportunity to celebrate UNC Charlotte. Beginning on April 7, 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 #NinerNationGives.

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 in order to motivate even greater participation. Only gifts made during #NinerNationGives will be eligible for the Match and Challenge programs - so make sure to check the #NinerNationGives home page for updates!

How can I spread the word?

There is no wrong way to tell fellow students, alumni, friends and family that #NinerNationGives 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 #NinerNationGives!

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 at a time when they need it most. 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 considering supporting the Student Emergency Fund.

Why is #NinerNationGives 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 7- 9, 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 #NinerNationGives 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 #NinerNationGives totals unless it is received before April 9.  

How can I win prizes during #NinerNationGives? 

For all of your support, we'd like to reward our community with the chance to win a #NinerNationGives prize pack, containing the following UNC Charlotte or Charlotte 49ers items: a t-shirt, baseball cap, sweat towel, socks, shoe laces, keychain, bottle koozie, and decal stickers. There will be THREE opportunities to win a prize pack throughout the 49-hour celebration on the official UNC Charlotte FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts.

Social Media Giveaway 1: During April 7, on a post from the official UNC Charlotte Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, entrants will be asked to comment or reply with their favorite UNC Charlotte tradition.
Social Media Giveaway 2: During April 8, on a post from the official UNC Charlotte Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, entrants will be asked to comment or reply with where they are celebrating Niner Nation Gives from.
Social Media Giveaway 3: During April 9, on a post from the official UNC Charlotte Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, entrants will be asked to comment or reply with what Niner Nation means to them.

- A total of five winners will be chosen at random for each giveaway (15 winners total) on Friday, April 9. Winners will be notified by Monday, April 12 and must be able to be contacted via direct message on the social media account that was used to enter.
- Comment must be shared on the post before the end of the campaign--Friday, April 9 at 1 p.m.--to be eligible.
- Entries are limited to one comment each on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook per eligible entrant.
- You must be a resident of the United States to be eligible for the prize.
- These giveaways are in no way affiliated with or run by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Can my employer match my gift to #NinerNationGives? 

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 Bluefin Payment Systems 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 #NinerNationGives website. If you aren't sure if your donation was successful, please email or call 704-687-7211.

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