Soar with your Warhawks


Is my payment secure?
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.


Are gifts made via Tealstarter tax-deductible?
Donors will receive a gift receipt in the mail from the Division for University Advancement at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Due to tax law changes that went into effect on January 1, 2018, contributions to athletics may or may not be deductible based on benefits received. Please consult your tax advisor for guidance on how the tax laws affect your personal circumstances and the deductibility of your gift.


If I make a gift in support of a project on Tealstarter, will I be counted as a UNCW donor?
Yes! Your contribution may also count toward membership in UNCW's giving societies.


What happens if a project does not reach its fundraising goal?
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.


What happens if a project exceeds its fundraising goal?
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. 


Additional Questions?
Contact Katherine McWane, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at