As you start your new chapter as a college graduate, you can help “pay it forward” for all those hardworking Spartans coming up behind you. By making a small gift in honor of your accomplishment (at least the amount of your class year — for example, $20.24), you can help ensure other students like you finish their studies and earn their degrees.

Making this gift will also make you eligible to wear a special philanthropy cord during Commencement to recognize your dedication and commitment to UNCG.

That gift can help students in any number of ways, and you can support the area that means the most to you! Here are some of the funds that students like you have supported in the past:

  • The Spartan Food Insecurity Fund
  • The Student Assistance Fund for Emergencies (SAFE)
  • The UNCG General Scholarship Fund
  • An academic department or college
  • The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fund

There are so many other options, too — where you give back is totally up to you!

How to Wear Philanthropy Cords

1. Make a Gift

Donate at least the amount of your class year (e.g. $20.24) to any department, fund, or program you like.

2. Save Your Receipt

Make sure you keep your digital email receipt of the gift handy in your email inbox.

3. Bring Your receipt to the alumni house

Philanthropy cords can be picked up at the Alumni House front desk (times TBA). They will also be available during the spring 2024 Red Carpet Reception at the Alumni House (May 2nd, 1:00pm – 3:00pm). Don’t forget to bring your digital receipt with you to pick up!

4. Wear your Philanthropy cord

Walk across the Commencement stage knowing you’ve helped pay it forward for the next generation of Spartan graduates!

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