Who's Calling Me?

Want to know who you're talking to? Meet the current Wolf Callers!

Student Callers on the sidewalk outside Morrill Hall

Wolf Call Phonathon: Every fall and spring, thousands of alumni, parents, and friends of the University receive a call from a student who provides outreach through the Wolf Call Phonathon. Callers reach out to update information, share news about the University, and help secure support for a broad range of campus programs through the Nevada Fund, Parents Fund, and various areas on campus. To learn more about the Wolf Call Phonathon or to become a student caller, please contact Torrey Hood, associate director, Annual Giving at (775) 682-6544

To learn more about what to support at the University-from individual colleges and research initiatives to student scholarships and faculty supportvisit our What to Support page.

Annual Giving at the University of Nevada, Reno

The Nevada Fund — unrestricted giving — is a crucial building block in advancing private support for the University of Nevada, Reno. Your support to the Nevada Fund helps build the community that makes the University of Nevada, Reno a premiere educational experience.

The Role of Annual Support

  • Participation in annual giving impacts the way Nevada is evaluated by corporate and foundation donors, as well as national rankings from sources like U.S. News & World Report.
  • Annual gifts help Nevada reach future generations of students and continue generating the kind of talent and ideas that have earned recognition as a distinguished public research university.
  • Active alumni involvement demonstrates confidence in the education they received and strengthens their degrees.
  • Private support helps Nevada's students and faculty pursue their work across the campus, throughout the state and around the world.
  • Alumni, friend and parent support collectively strengthens the University, which in turn benefits the community and the state of Nevada.

Annual Giving Support at Work

There are many ways you can participate in Annual Giving.

  • Invest in the University by making a gift to the Nevada Fund, and help provide the University with financial flexibility to fund immediate and pressing needs as they arise; most often these include unbudgeted opportunities that support our students' learning experience.
  • Support all aspects of the undergraduate experience and the quality of life for the student body as a whole by donating to the Parents Fund. The Parents Fund plays an important role in maintaining and upgrading resources available to all students.
  • Every spring and fall, thousands of alumni, parents and friends of the University hear from a student caller from the Wolf Call Phonathan program. Callers reach out to update information, share news about the University and to help secure support for a broad range of campus programs, scholarships and services.
  • Become a member in one of Nevada's leadership giving societies: University Leaders, Dean's Associate or the Silver & Blue Society.

Choose Your Level of Support

Unrestricted gifts in amounts up to $999


    Leadership level giving of $1,000 to the Nevada Fund or Parents Fund
Tier 1: Partner


Tier 2: Leader


Tier 3: Benefactor


Tier 4: Philanthropist


Did you know that many companies will match employees' charitable gifts? Double or even triple your contribution at no additional cost to you. Check to see if your company matches charitable gifts. Complete the requested information and return the form with your contribution. Note: Some companies also match spouses' gifts.