49er Family Fund & Family Giving

The 49er Family Fund is the UNC Charlotte Foundation fund specifically designated for family giving. This fund is supported by the parents and family members of current and former UNC Charlotte students, and all funds donated throughout the year go directly back to support and enhance the student experience on campus.

Student Life Allocations

The 49er Family Fund annually allocates grants to campus initiatives related to student life at UNC Charlotte. These allocations help fund programming on campus that might otherwise be unable to be funded by a campus department, student organizations, etc.The 49er Family Fund seeks to serve as a funding catalyst for innovative, high-impact programs that benefit the larger UNC Charlotte campus community.

49er Family Fund Goals

The goals of the 49er Family Fund Student Life Allocations are defined by the values of New Student & Family Services: Integrity, Community, Personal Development, Team Achievement, Pride, and Leadership. The goals are:

  • To promote interaction among the campus community (students, faculty, staff, alumni)
  • To ensure recurring and consistent programming
  • To advance cross-cultural awareness or educational growth
  • To promote healthy lifestyles amongst the student body
  • To provide leadership or service opportunities
  • To provide opportunities to develop students as ethical engaged members of the community 
  • To promote UNC Charlotte spirit and traditions
  • To support new students (freshman and transfer) as they become acclimated to UNC Charlotte

Allocations Reports

49er Family Fund Grant Programs 2016-2017 & 2017-2018

2017-2018 Funded Programs

  • Dean's Tailgate (Alcohol-Free)*, Dean of Students Office
  • Internship Support Program, University Career Center
  • Student Conduct Videos, Office of Student Conduct
  • Inclusivity Career Mixer, University Career Center
  • Professional Clothing Closet, University Career Center
  • OutSpoken Speaker Series*, Center for Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Welcome Global Niners, Office of International Education
  • Backpacking Trip to Southern Appalachians, Venture
  • CHHS Safer Sex Station, Department of Public Health

*Returning grant recipient.

2016-2017 Funded Programs

  • The 49er Institute: Building a Noble Niner, Center for Leadership Development
  • Outspoken Speaker Series, Counseling Center
  • CLAS Faculty/Staff Talent Show, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences & CLASS ACT Student Advisory Group
  • Forty-Niner Speaker Series, Center for Leadership Development
  • Non-Profit Career Program, University Career Center
  • University Tailgate (Alcohol-Free Event), Office of Student Conduct & Center for Wellness Promotions

For more information on proposals for grants, please contact Jordan Holliday-Millard at jhollid5@uncc.edu.