Giving Day Information

Tuesday, January 11, the University of North Alabama invites alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to observe the founding of UNA. Originally established as LaGrange College in 1830, we are the oldest four-year public university in Alabama, and, as of this year, UNA is also the fastest-growing university in the state! Three years ago, we began a tradition of a formal commemoration of our founding, and, at that time, we also launched our annual Founders’ Giving Day! Last year, funding to our 1830 Fund received from donors like you paved the way for some significant student-focused opportunities. One was a Transformational Student Experience Fund, which provided for experiential learning opportunities for students, something that’s critical in our global economy. Another was the One Stop Student Services Center in the Wendell Gunn University Commons. Now student services, including the Registrar, Student Accounts, and Financial Aid, are all conveniently located together for ease of use for our students!

Please thoughtfully consider giving a gift on Founders’ Giving Day this year. In doing so, you will be partnering with the leadership of the University, and your gift, along with mine, will provide the needed funding for more great things to happen at the oldest, and the fastest-growing university in the state of Alabama!


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!