Day of Giving FAQs

We currently have five UNA Giving Days each year. The purpose of a UNA Giving Day is to create a fundraising platform for specific areas of need on the campus of the University of North Alabama. We invite alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, and the community to participate. We want to give our donors the opportunity to give where their passion lies. Our primary goal is participation. When a large group of people come together, no matter the size of their individual gifts, the cumulative results make an impact on the lives of our students and our University. We invite all alumni and friends to participate in as many UNA Giving Days as they feel led to!

This year we have the following UNA Giving Days scheduled:

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 – Leo & Una Giving Day
  • Monday, January 13, 2020 – UNA Founders' Giving Day
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – UNA Giving Day
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – UNA Athletics' Giving Day
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – UNA Colleges' Giving Day

There is no minimum amount. Each and every gift matters – it’s all about participation!

Please visit our website at: to make a gift.

Yes. The information collected during a UNA Giving Day is only used by the University of North Alabama foundation to process your gift. We utilize a secure website; none of your information is stored.

The easiest way to make a gift is to follow this link:

You are also welcome to mail your gift to the following address:

University of North Alabama
Office of Advancement
PO Box 5075
Florence, AL 35631-9934

Please note if you would like your gift to be a part of a particular UNA Giving Day, please reference that in your correspondence, and allow extra lead time to account for delivery time. (We recommend that you mail your check and correspondence at least one full week prior to the Giving Day.)

If you need additional assistance, and/or wish to make your gift over the phone, please call 256-765-5080.

When you participate in a specific UNA Giving Day YOU decide where your money goes.

  • Leo & Una Giving Day – this day supports the greatest needs and emerging priorities in caring for our beloved live lion mascots, Leo III and Una.
  • UNA Founders' Giving Day – all monies given to the 1830 Fund are used to meet the greatest needs and emerging priorities of UNA as determined by President Ken Kitts, in conjunction with the UNA leadership and faculty.
  • UNA Giving Day – this is a day designed for YOU to give to the area or areas on campus that speak to your heart.
  • UNA Athletics' Giving Day – Partner with the Athletic Director to support the greatest needs and emerging priorities of the UNA Athletic Department.
  • UNA Colleges' UNA Giving Day – Partner with the Dean of your college to support the greatest needs and emerging priorities of your college.

Visit our secure online giving page for more information:

Thousands of companies match gifts to higher education institutions which can double or triple the impact of your contribution. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program please visit the Employer Matched Gifts area of our website:

All gifts to UNA are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Yes, once you have made your gift on our secure website, you can choose a recurring gift option which will be drafted the 15th of every month.

Yes! You can become an Advocate for one (or all) of our UNA Giving Days. Help us spread the word. After making your gift please post to social media that you participated in a UNA Giving Day. Getting the word out and increasing participation is what a UNA Giving Day is all about! We have set up a UNA Giving Day tool kit full of on-line information such as sample posts, letters, emails, social media frames and banners – all for you to download to help you spread the word! Being a UNA Giving Day Advocate can be easy, fun, and rewarding, knowing that YOU helped make a difference on the campus of UNA!