Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Give More in 24 Challenge?

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Seahawks will rally for UNCW's 5th annual Give More in 24 Challenge! If 1,000 donors support UNCW within a 24-hour period, it will unlock a $55,000 challenge gift. Every donor will have the opportunity to have their gift increased by $24 in challenge funds, if the donor goal is met. Here's how.

The challenge starts at 8 a.m. EST on Tuesday, April 24 and ends at 8:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, April 25.  

Who is counted toward the 1,000-donor goal?

Gifts or pledges of any size from alumni, students, parents, employees and friends will be counted toward the 1,000-donor goal and help unlock $55K for UNCW. Plus, every Seahawk will have a chance to have their gift increased by $24 in challenge funds, if the donor goal is met. Find out more.

How can I participate?

Can I give to any area of campus?

Yes! Your gift or pledge to any active UNCW designation will count toward the donor goal. If you are a UNCW graduate, your gift will automatically be counted toward your decade's participation based on your class year, regardless of what area you choose to support. 

I received a text. Are those coming from UNCW?

Yes, alumni and other volunteers are on campus during the challenge helping to spread the word to alumni via text messages. Text messages are being sent from those volunteers using the mobile number UNCW has on file for you. If you prefer to opt out, simply reply to the text with that request and it will be honored. 

I'm a UNCW graduate. Will my gift count toward the Class Decade Competition?

Yes! Once your gift or pledge is received, you are automatically counted toward your decade's participation based on your primary class year in the alumni database. If you earned multiple degrees from UNCW, your primary class year is usually the first degree obtained. Click here to see how your decade is pacing toward its goal and encourage others to get involved!

The goal for each decade varies. Each decade's goal is one more donor that the number of alumni who participated from that decade in last year's Give More in 24 Challenge. As class sizes have increased over the years, the number of donors from those years are expected to be larger. 

I'm a UNCW alumni employee - how does my gift count?

Alumni employees will automatically be counted toward the Class Competition by Decade, for a chance for every alumnus/a from your decade to have their gift increased by $24, if the donor goal is met. If an employee enrolls in payroll deduction during the challenge, your first monthly contribution will be increased by $24 if eligible.

When can I expect to see my name on the scrolling donor list?

Due to the volume of gifts received on this day, it may take up to 1 hour for your name to appear on the scrolling list of donors. It is our goal to acknowledge that you've been counted toward the overall 1,000-donor goal as quickly as possible.

Can I expect to receive credit if my gift is eligible for the $24 increase?

Your gift acknowledgement/receipt will only reflect the amount of your personal contribution. 

Additional Questions?

Contact the UNCW Office of Annual Giving at 910.962.GIVE or

For official challenge terms, click here (PDF).

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