University of Mount Olive Annual Fund

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One of the easiest ways to support the University of Mount Olive is through the Annual Fund. The University of Mount Olive Annual Fund is sustained by thousands of gifts from loyal alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends. These commitments make an immediate impact on our students, paying for student development, food services, technology and study resources. Gifts to the Annual Fund help shape the experience of nearly every University of Mount Olive student.

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Employee Giving Campaign

Alumni, friends, corporations and foundations take note when our faculty and staff — those who know the institution best — endorse and support its operations with their own hard-earned money. The Transformation in Action Employee Giving Campaign is an annual fundraising effort to increase the number of employees that give back to the University of Mount Olive through the Annual Fund. College faculty and staff can make their gift by payroll deduction, check or credit card.

The goal for the Employee Giving Campaign each fiscal year is to get 100% participation from faculty and staff. The funds raised during the campaign support a wide variety of areas, including scholarships, academic programs, building campaigns, general maintenance and faculty support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why invest in students through annual giving?

Gifts made to the University of Mount Olive make an immediate and profound difference in students’ lives today. The University depends on generous private support to supplement state funding and ensure that current students have the resources they need to thrive at school and achieve their education.

Can I choose where my money goes?

Yes, you can decide what area of the University your gift supports. Whether there is a special project on campus you wish to contribute to or an athletic program you want to support, you can decide what area of the University of Mount Olive means the most to you.  

Does the size of my gift matter?

Every gift matters, regardless of size. Every gift is an investment in the education of students. Small gifts combine to make a large impact in the lives of the University of Mount Olive students.

Does my participation matter?

Many organizations that rank U.S. colleges and universities factor in alumni participation as one of many indicators of the quality of a university. The same is true when foundations and corporations determine whether the University of Mount Olive is a good investment.

What is a matching gift program?

Thousands of companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. You or your spouse may work for a company that will match your gift. Check with your employer to see if your gift to the University of Mount Olive could be matched or even tripled! They can provide you with the gift matching form to get the process started.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, the University of Mount Olive is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all gifts are tax deductible.

How do I make my gift?

There are several ways to give your support to the University of Mount Olive. A gift of cash is the easiest gift to make — it provides the maximum deduction for donors while delivering immediate benefits to the University. Gifts can also be made to the University of Mount Olive by:

  • Giving online
  • Mailing a check or money order to University of Mount Olive, Gift Records, 634 Henderson Street, Mt. Olive, NC 28365
  • Calling Gift Records at 919-658-7823 and making a gift by phone
  • Payroll deduction (for University of Mount Olive faculty and staff only)

For more outright gift information, check out the “Ways to Give” section of our website.


Why Give to the Annual Fund?

Top 10 Reasons to Give to the University of Mount Olive Annual Fund

  1. The Annual Fund is a fundraising activity that touches every member of the University of Mount Olive community.
  2. You can make a difference and transform the lives of our students.
  3. You know the great times you had at the University of Mount Olive were made possible by the gifts of those that came before you.
  4. The Annual Fund bridges the gap between tuition payments and the operating expenses of the University. When you give to the Annual Fund, you give to the students, the employees, the programs, and the place.
  5. Committing to the Annual Fund is a show of support to the University of Mount Olive and its mission.
  6. Annual Fund gifts and participation become especially important when theUniversity of Mount Olive seeks foundation and corporate support. Those who review our grant applications want to see strong support from employees, alumni and friends before they commit to the University financially.
  7. You can show your appreciation to the people in your life and at the University of Mount Olive who have given so much to help you earn your degree.
  8. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps support the people and programs that make the University of Mount Olive so special. That means outstanding teachers, small classes, and exceptional offerings in everything from art to athletics. It also means individual attention to help our students develop academically, socially and emotionally.
  9. Give because it’s the first proud step any new alum takes.
  10. Give because giving feels good!


Transformation Series

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“At the University of Mount Olive, students are close and have open communication with the faculty and staff.  Coming from a larger university where I was just a number, the University of Mount Olive quickly accepted me as one of its own and has allowed me to thrive in a more nurturing environment.”

Emily Guy
Exercise Science and Sports Management Major
Fuquay-Varina, NC


“I am proud to support the University of Mount Olive through my commitment to the Annual Fund. As a local business owner and student, I value the support the University provides to my business and equally value the opportunity to support students as well as the institution as a whole. I know when I make my financial commitment to the Annual Fund that it will make an immediate impact on the lives of students.”

John Ryan
Owner/Pizza Village
Mount Olive, NC


University of Mount Olive Thank-a-thon

The University of Mount Olive Thank-a-thon is a fun-filled, high-energy event where student callers gather for 16 nights each fall and spring to call our generous donors just to say, “Thank you.” Because the University of Mount Olive is largely privately funded, it is so important to reach our donors and thank them personally for the difference they make in our students lives.

“I was able to keep a smile on my face and can honestly say I touched people’s hearts with the thank you calls. This not only lifts me up personally, but it makes me feel proud to be a student at the University of Mount Olive.”

Shakira Henry
Psychology Major, 2015


“I believe it means a lot to people to be thanked for their contributions, big or small, recent, or several years ago.”

Maria Gonzalez
Religion Major, 2015


“Being a part of the Thank-a-thon has developed my communication skills tremendously. It was a great feeling to put smiles on people’s faces that make it possible for us as students to be able to attend the University of Mount Olive.”

Kyle Simpson
Business Major, 2013


Give to the the University of Mount Olive Annual Fund Today

Gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted and go toward supporting the operational mission of the University.

Please commit to our vision of transforming lives and commit to the University of Mount Olive’s continued success by considering a gift to the Annual Fund.

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Should you have any questions regarding your gift or the Annual Fund, please contact Melinda Holland, Director of the Annual Fund, at 919-658-7702 or

Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness. The impact of your gift is immeasurable.

The University of Mount Olive thrives because of the support of numerous individuals. We are a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.