FAQ

"Our family supports the UNIS Fund because we support our school and the UNIS community at large. We want everyone to know how deeply we believe in this community that is molding our children into global citizens." Laura and Hidekuni Yoshida, (sons J4, M2 and M4, Queens Campus)

What does the UNIS Fund Help to Support?

You will see the impact of the UNIS Fund across our campuses. These unrestricted gifts are important to UNIS as they help to fund annual school expenses. For example, donations help to pay for buses and rentals that keep our athletes on the field, support the recruitment and retention of our international faculty, and even basic needs such as keeping the lights on. Visit our Visual Tour to learn more.

Why is it important that I participate?

Participation in the UNIS Fund demonstrates our shared commitment and support of our school, its mission and the vision of our leadership. Sustained giving and a high level of participation play a key role in enabling us to approach governments, corporations and foundations for grants that support operating and capital efforts at UNIS.

How much should I give?

Every gift of every size is important, meaningful and deeply appreciated. We encourage all members of our community to support the UNIS Fund at a level commensurate with their ability to give and sustain every year. Under U.S. law, UNIS is a not for profit organization and donations are tax deductible.*

* Check with your tax advisor for eligibility.

What is a matching gift?

Many employers have a matching gift policy that can double or triple the amount of a donation made by an employee or their spouse. Please check your company’s website for more information about their matching gift policy and how to apply.

What is a recurring gift?

Recurring gifts enable donors to make their donations in monthly installments. Check the recurring gift box on the gift envelope or on the online form and indicate what amount you wish to pay every month.

UNIS Faculty and Staff: What is the payroll deduction program?

The Payroll Deduction program is a convenient way for UNIS faculty and staff members to make donations through their paychecks. Please fill out and sign the Payroll Deduction form, and indicate the amount you wish to donate and the frequency.

How do I make a gift to the UNIS Fund?

UNIS accepts checks, gifts of stock and Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. Credit card gifts can be made online at www.unis.org/give.

For more information, please contact the Advancement Office at 212-584-3052.

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