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. UNC Greensboro’s founder, Charles Duncan McIver, believed that “when you educate a woman, you educate a family.” Families and their ties throughout generations have been an integral part of our University for more than 125 years. Gifts celebrating the significant impact of family – both blood and found – create legacies of love and encouragement, carried by their recipients to graduation and beyond.

Why They Give

Melinda Hamrick ’69

“Social workers make a profound difference in society, and we need to encourage them to continue this necessary, life-changing work. I hope planned gifts like mine will help more passionate individuals dedicate their careers to public service.”

Melinda Hamrick ’69
Melinda Hamrick ’69 Graduate Award in The Joint Master of Social Work Program

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