The 1830 Giving Initiative challenge coin features the Shine On, Gold comprehensive campaign logo.

UNA’s 1830 Giving Initiative Kicks Off

Mar. 06, 2024

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – The month of March is meaningful at the University of North Alabama for a few reasons – Light the Fountain takes place; students, faculty, and staff disperse for Spring Break; and, perhaps most important of all, UNA embarks on a tradition of encouraging 1,830 donors to give to the institution throughout March as part of the 1830 Giving Initiative.
“The 1830 Giving Initiative is all about people, the relationships we have with them, and coming together through philanthropy to have a transformative impact on the University of North Alabama,” said Kevin Haslam, Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the UNA Foundation. “The goal is to engage everyone within our spheres of influence, make them aware of the opportunities that exist to make a difference through their philanthropy, let them know they are wanted and welcome, and, ultimately, to have at least 1,830 individuals give a gift of $10 or more to their philanthropic priority.”
Since the initiative launched in 2022, those who give a gift of at least $10 receive a commemorative coin. This year’s coin is dedicated to the historic Shine On, Gold comprehensive campaign to raise $100 million for UNA. Further, Haslam said an additional component of the 1830 Giving Initiative is for those who give to encourage others – their spouse, friends, co-workers – to give as well.
“Philanthropy is about each individual expressing their life purpose, making a difference in the world, through their generosity,” he said. “This year, we are encouraging everyone to ‘Be One. Bring One.’ Experience the indescribable joy of giving to something that is deeply meaningful to you, and give someone the opportunity to experience that same joy.”
For more on the 1830 Giving Initiative, to see the coin, and to give, go to this link.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: and