CrowdFunding at UNO

The University of New Orleans is a comprehensive urban research university committed to providing educational excellence to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. The University is one of the Gulf South region's foremost public resources, offering a variety of world-class, research-based programs, advancing shared knowledge and adding to the region's industry, culture and economy. The University of New Orleans, as a global community asset, serves national and international students and enhances the quality of life in New Orleans, the state, the nation, and the world, by participating in a broad array of research, service learning, cultural and academic activities.

The University of New Orleans is proud to serve students from around the corner and around the world. In order to maximize support for our student body and share our incredible story near, far and wide, we are crowdfunding amongst our friends and supporters. We hope you will engage with us through our platform and not only give, but share your participation to help us share our story!


University of New Orleans FAQ

How can I contact the University to learn about other giving options or to make an offline donation to a crowdfunding project?

To learn more, please contact:

University Advancement
University of New Orleans
Homer L. Hitt Alumni & Visitors Center
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 280-2586 or (800) 488-2956

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 the 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 difference 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 its 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 pledge or credit card gift over the phone by calling (504) 280-2586 or send a check (made payable to University of New Orleans Foundation) by mail to University of New Orleans Foundation, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 420, New Orleans, LA 70122    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 or (504) 280-2586 to speak with a development officer.