For the fourth straight year, UNCG is hosting the #BelieveInTheG 48-hour giving campaign, an opportunity for alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members to share their UNCG story and give back to the university.
Last year’s campaign exceeded expectations, with more than 900 participants making a gift in just two days. For this year’s event on Feb. 15-16, the university is asking 1,000 Spartans to donate and share their UNCG pride on social media using the hashtag #BelieveInTheG.
“The #BelieveInTheG campaign highlights what’s best about our Spartan family: strength of character and a commitment to the future,” said Bob Amico, director of annual giving. “This annual celebration of generosity empowers students to pursue their dreams, knowing that membership in our community is for life.”
Throughout the two-day campaign, participants from different academic programs and class years will be challenged by loyal donors. For example, if 100 GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni make a donation, an additional $1,000 will be gifted by a challenge donor.
This year’s challenge donors – Kevin Bottomley ’06 MBA, Betsy Buford ’68, Dean Celia Hooper ’74 MA, Kathi Lester ’09, ’12 MA, Aubrey Ravenel ’08 and Anne Tate ’68 – have pledged to give a total of $6,500 if certain participation goals, which will be promoted during the campaign, are met.
To learn more about the campaign and to make a gift, visit BelieveInTheG.com. To participate on social media, simply use the hashtag to share why you #BelieveInTheG.
By Alyssa Bedrosian