Each gift makes a difference
In his Welcome remarks for the 2018-19 academic year, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. observed that UNC Greensboro faces a critical moment in its history. At its own inflection point – a turning point after which we can expect a dramatic change – our University is on the verge of becoming a national model for how a university can blend opportunity, excellence, and impact to advance student success and transform communities. Yet it is only through effort, through everyone pulling together in the same direction, that UNC Greensboro’s remarkable, everyday impact will spread.
The ongoing generosity of alumni, corporations, foundations, and friends creates motivation for excellence and momentum for change on campus, in our city, and across our state. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as higher-research public university, UNC Greensboro supports innovations and discoveries that transform lives. Faculty secure more than $35 million annually in research awards, including a 1.5-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to transform humanities education through student and faculty research, curriculum redesign, and professional development. Many of these opportunities begin, however, with the help of donors. The individuals who support our many research initiatives – such as the Faculty First Program, graduate research grants, and the Undergraduate Research Expo – enable students and faculty to make a significant impact in the classroom and in the real world.
Ways to Give
Annual gifts, reunion contributions, endowed funds, planned gifts, and corporate and foundation grants all make a positive impact that resonates well into the future.
The UNCG Alumni Association seeks to draw each and every graduate into a lifelong connection with UNCG and to inspire alumni to serve and advocate on behalf of their alma mater.
Leave a Legacy
Estate planning allows you to make a gift now or after your lifetime while enjoying current financial benefits for yourself and your loved ones.
Why They Give
“We’re lucky to have wonderful alumni who are committed to student learning and faculty engagement…students learn significantly more when they are engaged in research or creative inquiry.”
Carolyn Styron Thomas ’54, Establishing Donor of the Norwood A. and Carolyn Styron Thomas Endowed Fund
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