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During this unprecedented year, we recognize that our future is inextricably intertwined with others’. At UNC Greensboro, dedicated faculty and staff stood ready to support our Spartan students as they prepared for uncertainties – and through their gifts, our donors demonstrated confidence in UNCG’s mission and in its impact on our state and on our students’ lives.

The generosity of alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations creates motivation for excellence and momentum for change on campus, in our city, and throughout the Triad. Each year on National Philanthropy Day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Triad Chapter honors individuals, businesses, and organizations from across the region for their philanthropic contributions that “Change the Triad with a Giving Heart.”

UNCG is proud to recognize Sylvia and Norm Samet as the 2020 recipients of AFP’s Outstanding Philanthropists – Greensboro Award and George Hoyle and Kathleen Kelly for the Spirit of Philanthropy Award. We hope you will enjoy reading about their giving spirit and exceptional service to our University and the greater Greensboro community.

Why They Give

‘American heroes’: Ernest Grant helps honor nurses in Oval Office

National Nurses Day took center-stage in a 2020 White House ceremony. UNC Greensboro alumnus Ernest Grant, president of the American Nurses Association, was invited as special honoree and to help applaud the nation’s nurses. 

Ernest Grant ’93 MS, ’15 PhD, established the Ernest J. Grant Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

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