Why They Give

Donor Stories



Dr. Edward and Carolyn Uprichard

The Edward and Carolyn Uprichard Education Scholarship Endowment ensures Spartan student-athletes have the opportunity to fulfill their potential in both athletic and academic arenas.

Established by Dr. Edward and Caroyln Uprichard


Leslie Caldwell ’80, ’83 MA & Betty Conley Brooks ’52

The Stuart D. Allen Scholarship in Economics recognizes Dr. Stuart Allen’s many contributions to the field through research, public service, and teaching, while providing undergraduates the opportunity to advance in the Bryan School of Business.

Establishing Donor – Leslie Caldwell ’80, ’83 MA
Major Donor – Betty Conley Brooks ’56


Don and Mary Gay Brady ’86

Empowered by The Betty McGowan Brady Scholarship Endowment, future nurses honor one of their own as they commit to a career of compassion and giving.

Establishing Donors – Don and Mary Gay Brady ’86


Charlotte Holder Clinger ’65 Oral History Fund in support of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

“Women’s involvement in our armed services is a history that has been long ignored. We are incredibly grateful for Colonel Clinger’s service to the nation and the Project.”

Charlotte Holder Clinger ’65 Oral History Fund in support of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project


The Morelli Family and The Kaitlin E. Morelli Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

The Kaitlin E. Morelli Endowed Scholarship in Nursing, established by Kaitlin’s parents and brother, supports the aspirations of future nurses.

“We hope this scholarship will help other students realize their dream … We believe Kaitlin’s spirit will live on every time a nursing school graduate goes out into the world and shares their gifts and the skills they acquired in the nursing program.”


The Martin Family and The Wyatt Lee Martin Memorial Fund

Wyatt Martin’s adventurous spirit and passion for travel live on in students like Robert “Wilson” Maloney, who benefit from the scholarship established in loving memory by Wyatt’s family.


Jerry Tolley ’82 EdD

“It was a professor’s tenacious concern for student success – his success – that inspired Tolley to give back to his alma mater. For Jerry Tolley, service is a way of life.”

Established the Jerry R. Tolley Endowed Education Scholarship and the Jerry and Joan Morrison Tolley/Gail M. Hennis Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Faculty


The Elizabeth Herring Garden

Nearly 20 years after its dedication, it remains a focal point for UNCG students, faculty and staff, who continued to be inspired by its beauty and living music.

The Elizabeth Herring Garden


Class of 1939 Cherry Trees

As spring begins, the cherry trees bring renewed beauty to the grounds, their blossoms emerging as though in praise of the students’ hard work throughout the year and all our students and future graduates have to celebrate in the warm months near the close of the school year.

Class of 1939 Cherry Trees


The Alumnae Secretaries’ Garden

“I never appreciated the garden when I was here,” says Susan Seeker Jones ’78. “I want to make sure students don’t make the same mistake.”

The Alumnae Secretaries’ Garden