The Pride of Niner Nation has launched its first crowdfund campaign, one of just four inaugural campaigns accepted for the new Crowdfund UNC Charlotte initiative. Crowdfund UNC Charlotte provides an online platform to students, faculty and staff to generate funding for ideas significant to them.
“Crowdfunding is an opportunity for students to reach out through a platform hosted by the University, to try to gain support for the initiatives they see important while they’re here,” said Shayna Long, assistant director of annual giving and manager of digital fundraising campaigns for the University Advancement Division.
The band is in need of several complete uniforms in varying sizes and new drums. The original instruments were purchased gently used.
“We thought this would be an opportunity to let people know there is still a big need," said Long. "Gene Johnson generously provided funding to help establish the Pride of Niner Nation, but there’s still a lot of need."
One gift, one donor, one day can make a big difference. The goal is to raise $15,000 by November 19th.