4.9 reasons to participate in this year’s #NinerNationGives

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

#NinerNationGives, UNC Charlotte’s 49-hours of giving, is April 7-9. And there has never been a better time for Niners across the country, the world and right here in Charlotte to come together and show that we care for one another.

Here are 4.9 reasons to participate in this year’s campaign.

1. You can make a real difference.

Making a gift during #NinerNationGives will impact current and future generations of 49er students. By helping to fund life-changing scholarships, critical programs, athletics initiatives and groundbreaking research, you can make a lasting impact on current and future 49ers. Tuition and fees don’t cover the costs of our students' education. That’s why we ask for your help to support our students.

2. 49er pride is contagious.

When you make a gift, of any size, to #NinerNationGives, you are celebrating your Niner pride. Why not share that pride with 49er friends and encourage them to make a gift too? Also, don’t forget to wear green on April 7, and follow this year’s 49-hour campaign on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

3. Giving makes you happier.

Studies show that making gifts to organizations (like UNC Charlotte) lifted participants’ happiness more than spending it on themselves. We want all our Niners to be happy.

4.  You decide where your gift goes.

Great news! You can direct your gift to any college, department or program on campus. If you are not sure where to make your gift, please consider those funds that contribute to student success at a time when they need it most — the Student Emergency Fund, Jamil Niner Student Pantry and Student Emergency Housing.

0.9. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Make sure to keep your #NinerNationGives receipt in a safe place. You can write off your generous donation, as allowed by law, when you fill out next year’s tax return.