Spartan Families Fund

Parents and Family Members Can make a difference:

Your student’s successful university experience is enhanced by many support services not covered by tuition. Therefore, UNCG must rely on private gifts to enrich the student experience.

The Spartan Families Fund is an annual fund that helps support student success-from move-in through graduation-by sustaining vital programs that contribute to your student’s education and learning environment.

How does Spartan Families Fund work?

Every year parents and family members are invited by mail, email, student callers, or Families Fund staff to make a gift that will support a variety of student services-many that exist only because of the Spartan Families Fund.

How much should I give?

While your student is at UNCG, we ask that you consider making the Spartan Families Fund one of your top philanthropic priorities. Regardless of the size, every gift to the Spartan Families Fund matters. Smaller gifts add up and quickly make a difference.

How are the Spartan Families Fund gifts used?

Your gift to the Spartan Families Fund will provide immediate benefits to current UNCG students. Recent areas of support have included:

• The PFAC Scholarship, which has been awarded annually since 2008, recognizes students who have inspired goodwill and support for the university and the larger Greensboro community. More information about the PFAC Scholarship can be found here.

• The HEAT (Higher Education Area Transit bus) serving the area since 2006, provides free student transportation between several area campuses and the Greensboro community.

• The Career Services Center presents Etiquette Luncheons and Dinners for students to advance their experience in professional networking situations.

• Responding to issues of Health and Wellness, a staff member recently received funding to participate in the Reflections: Body Image Academy, enabling them to share with students at UNCG the principles of positive and healthy body image.

• The Service Relief Trips program, operated by the Office of Leadership and Service Learning, gives students the opportunity to serve in locations receiving relief aid.

• Improving yours student’s physical environment and safety has been a regular focus of the fund. Financial assistance to Housing and Residence Life has helped revitalize common areas in residence halls. Support to the UNCG Public Safety & Police provides training manuals and safety programs that help students prevent campus crime from occurring.

How do I make my gift?                    

Call the UNCG Annual Giving Office: (336) 334-5988

Email: if you have questions


Spartan Families Fund Gifts Enrich the Student Experience

Through the Service Relief Trips program, Amanda Bregal, a rising junior English major, had the opportunity to go to Houma, LA to help the community rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. “Steve’s family lost their house to the hurricane.  Although they were able to rebuild, their house sat unprotected from the elements until we picked up paint brushes and decided to make a difference in this family’s life. I returned to UNCG with a new set of friends, a full heart and a new perspective on life…Houma changed my life.”

Rebecca Stone, 2010 Parent & Family Advisory Council Scholarship recipient: “Receiving this scholarship has enabled me to take full advantage of my time as a student at UNCG and to pursue my dreams to be an elementary school teacher.”

Jill Shaw, Nutrition Counselor, Student Health Services, Body Image Academy attendee: “Because of the Reflections Body Image Program training, UNCG now has access to an evidence-based eating disorder prevention program. In addition, the program is serving as the basis for a new academic course that empowers students to become leaders and peer-educators on the topic of healthy body image.”

Teneka Steed, Etiquette Luncheon Student Participant: “The Etiquette Luncheon was the first time I have participated in any type of dining etiquette session. It was a great experience and I think it will be a valuable tool for any occasion, especially a lunch or dinner interview. More students should take advantage of this wonderful opportunity because this is something that is not taught in a typical classroom.”