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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.
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.
Yes. UNCW uses CyberSource that is PCI Level 1-compliant. When making a gift on Tealstarter you will be redirected to CyberSource which encrypts all of your information to securely process payments.
Yes. All contributions received through Tealstarter are considered gifts to UNCW, which are tax deductible under the applicable sections of the Internal Revenue Service. Donors will receive an official tax receipt in the mail from Advancement Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. UNCW recommends that you consult a financial advisor on how tax laws may affect your personal circumstances or the deductibility of your gift.
Yes! Your contribution may also count toward membership in UNCW's giving societies.
Funds raised will be made available to project teams, regardless of whether the project meets its fundraising goal. In the event that a project cannot be completed due to a shortfall, contributions will be retained by the sponsoring college, department or program to use on a similar project or priority as determined by university leadership. All contributions are gifts to the university and are non-refundable.
Additional gifts can be used to enhance or expand the project, or be retained by the college, department or program for use on a similar project or priority as determined by university leadership.
Contact Lauren King, Director of Annual Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org.