image of UNA giving day challenge coin
UNA foundation logo

“University of North Alabama Advancement believes that the keys to success in any endeavor are people and the relationships we have with them. On March 1, UNA Advancement launched the month-long 1830 Giving Day Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to give individuals the opportunity to experience the true joy of giving while empowering our great University, faculty, staff, and students to become all they are capable of becoming. We invite you to become one of the 1,830 donors who give a gift of at least $10 as part of the 2023 1830 Giving Day Initiative. Join us by giving a gift to the area of campus that means the most to you and receive a commemorative 1830 Giving Day Initiative challenge coin. Encourage your spouse, partner, family, and friends to give their gift of at least $10 to their philanthropic priority as well, and they, too, will receive an 1830 challenge coin. When the Lion Pride gives back to the University of North Alabama, we all move forward.” 



Dr. Kenneth D. Kitts, University President

Dr. Ross C. Alexander, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mr. Jason A. Cochran, Executive Director, Governmental Relations and Economic Development

Ms. Amber Fite-Morgan, General Counsel

Dr. Kathleen C. White, Vice President for Student Affairs

Mr. Kevin R. Haslam, Vice President for University Advancement

Dr. Josh M. Looney, Athletics Director

Dr. Ron K. Patterson, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mr. Evan Thornton, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs


Expectations of Captains:

The Captains are expected to:

  1. Give a gift of at least $10 to their philanthropic priority during the month of March.
  2. Identify Ambassadors from their respective areas.
  3. Be advocates for the 1830 Giving Day Initiative.



Individuals identified by the Captains who will serve as a resource to others in their respective areas.


The Ambassadors are expected to:

  1. Give a gift of at least $10 to their philanthropic priority during the month of March.
  2. Attend a 30-minute Ambassador training program.
  3. Be a resource for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends in their college, department, program, etc., by answering questions about the initiative, how to give, etc.
  4. Actively advocate for the 1830 Giving Day Initiative.



Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I have to give to a specific fund?

No. Philanthropy is all about the donor. The goal with philanthropy is to find the purpose that speaks to the heart of the donor and blesses those the philanthropist intends to serve with their gift.


How can I give?

You can make a gift with cash, check, or online, and payroll deduction is available for our faculty and staff. Please note: In order to be counted as one of the 1,830 donors your gift must be at least $10 and made during the 1830 Giving Day Initiative. In the event that you missed participating in our inaugural challenge in 2022, you can give a gift of at least $18.30 and receive the 2022 and 2023 commemorative challenge coins, while supplies last.


Can I give in memory or in honor of someone?

Absolutely. Many people make a gift to UNA in memory of a loved one, in honor of a trusted colleague, or in appreciation of an outstanding educator. While we welcome gifts made in honor or in memory of others, only the individual donor who gives the gift will receive an 1830 challenge coin.



Is my gift tax deductible?

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


Are there administrative costs?

Yes. All current-use funds are subject to a 5 percent administrative fee for each contribution. Endowed funds are subject to an annual administrative fee of 1.5 percent of the annual distribution date market value.


Do monthly payroll deductions and pledge payments count towards the 1830 Giving Day Initiative?

Yes. As long as the payroll deduction or pledge payment is at least $10 or more during the month of March, the donor will count as one of the donors for the 1830 Giving Day Initiative.


Is there a webpage?

Yes. Please visit for updated statistics on our progress as well as social media and email resources to help you share with others about the opportunity to make a difference!


To give a gift online to a specific area, please visit the links below:


College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering


Sanders College of Business and Technology  


College of Education and Human Sciences


Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions


Delores and Weldon Cole Honors College


UNA Athletics


Division of Student Affairs


Alumni Relations


Bank Independent Leadership Fund


Baseball Home Run Club


Dr. B. K. “Kem” Jones Endowed Scholarship


Bradley W. Haeger Memorial Scholarship Fund


Camelot Scholarship


Caring for the Pride

Coffee High School Endowed Scholarship


Collier Library


Dawn Victor-Herring Scholarship Endowment


Department of Politics, Justice, Law, and Philosophy


Disability Support Services Fund


Division of Business and Financial Affairs


Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Division of Student Affairs


Division of Academic Affairs


Dr. Edd Jones Band Endowment


Dr. Frank B. Mallonee Endowed Scholarship


Dr. Kimberly Greenway Endowment


Facilities Greatest Needs Fund


Farris, Riley & Pitt Program Support Endowment


Football Locker Room


Fraternity and Sorority Life General Fund


Harriet and George T. Mueller Endowed Scholarship Fund  


Human Resources Greatest Needs Fund


International Affairs


  1. Earl Romine Scholarship


Jack Sellers Social Work Alumni Scholarship


Jeff Eubanks Culinary Arts Management Program


Kappa Alpha Psi Excellence Current Use Scholarship Fund


Kappa Alpha Psi Theta Upsilon Current Use Fund




Kirkpatrick and Sharp Criminal Justice/Crime Scene Investigation Current Use Scholarship




The Legacy Initiative: Restoring the Heart of UNA


Major Dwayne Williams Endowed Scholarship


Major Dwayne Williams Memorial Current use Scholarship


Military and Veteran Service Center


Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion Endowment


The Pantry (Feeding the Pride)


The Scholarship for Advancement in Sociological Study

Sgt. Nick Risner Scholarship for Criminal Justice


Senator Howell T. Heflin Endowed Scholarship


Sigma Chi


Spirit of the 60’s Scholarship


Timothy Clinton Endowed Scholarship


TVA Retiree Endowed Scholarship 


Volleyball Locker Room


What Will Your Influence Be? Presidential Mentors Academy


Women of Influence



Ideas on sharing with others about the 1830 Giving Initiative. Please share your creative ways of sharing the message.


Want to share the QR Code and 1830 Giving Initiative Commemorative Challenge Coin via email and social media? Click below to download!


2023 1830 Giving Initiative Coin Side 1

2023 1830 Giving Initiative Coin Side 2

2023 1830 Giving Initiative Coin Both Sides

1830 Giving Initiative QR Code