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FAQ

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a fundraising tool that enables student organizations, researchers and various academic units to raise money to pursue meaningful projects that make an impact — culturally, socially and globally. Crowdfunding projects leverage university relationships with generous donors and friends to maximize that impact. 

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. The University of New Orleans is a non-profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible to full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for additional information pertaining to your personal tax situation.

What if I can't afford to make a large gift? Does my gift even make a difference?

Every gift makes a different when combined with the collective support of other friends of the university! We appreciate any gift you are able to give.

Why doesn't UNO raise it's tuition to meet student needs?

The University of New Orleans is committed to providing accessible higher education and has consistently been recognized for placing the least debt burden on our students when compared to other universities in Louisiana. Additionally, by state law, colleges and universities in Louisiana cannot raise their tuition without the two-thirds vote of the State Legislature.

Can I support a crowdfunding project Offline? How?

Yes! You can make a gift by mail or by phone at:    University Advancement    Homer L. Hitt Alumni & Visitors Center    2000 Lakeshore Drive    New Orleans, LA 70148    (504) 280-2586 Please be sure to include a note or make mention of the crowdfunding project you are supporting. 

What if I have additional questions about a project?

We are here to help! Please contact our office at advancement@uno.edu or (504) 280-2586 to speak with a development officer.