About Tealstarter

Tealstarter is the official crowdfunding platform for the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

Crowdfunding is an innovative and powerful tool that enables UNCW students to raise money for projects that will enrich their college experience. This is where imagination takes flight - and it starts with donors like you. Join them on their journey by making a gift and sharing their story.  

If you are a UNCW student interested in crowdfunding for your next project, please submit an application or contact Bryan Fegley at fegleyb@uncw.edu


UNC Wilmington FAQ

Who is eligible to use Tealstarter?

Tealstarter is available to current UNCW students who have been approved to use the platform to solicit gifts for their university-related projects and initiatives. 


Are you a student interested in using Tealstarter? Apply here.

How are projects selected?

Projects are selected by the Tealstarter Project Review Committee, which reviews applications to ensure they meet the outlined criteria set forth by the university. Student project leaders must demonstrate a commitment to ensuring the project's success and adhere to appropriate outreach and stewardship of donors.   

Is my gift to UNCW tax-deductible?

Donors will receive an e-receipt from the University of North Carolina Wilmington immediately after your gift is received. Please consult your tax advisor for guidance on how the tax laws affect your personal circumstances and the deductibility of your gift.

Is my payment secure?
Yes. UNCW uses CyberSource that is PCI Level 1-compliant. When making a gift, you will be redirected to CyberSource which encrypts all of your information to securely process payments.