Why They Give

Donor Stories

Nu Rho Alpha Kappa Alpha and The Pearls of Promise – Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship

“AKA has always been for trailblazers. We’re the nation’s first Black sorority, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to serving others…We hope UNCG’s sororities and fraternities look at our accomplishment and think, ‘Let’s set the bar higher.’”

Nu Rho Alpha Kappa Alpha, establishers of The Pearls of Promise – Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship

Count Down to Believe in the G 2021

“This annual event is all about showing how much you believe in the hard work and service of UNCG faculty, staff, and students – and the difference they make in the lives of so many people on campus and throughout our region.”

UNCG’s 24-hour giving campaign is coming, so get ready to show Spartan Spirit!

‘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

Philip ’17 and Anne Koch ’06

“It’s never too late to get an education, and the Kochs are making sure that, for others like themselves, it’s never too late to follow a dream.”

The Philip and Anne Koch Program Fund in History – established by Philip ’17 and Anne Koch ’06

Erika B. Schlager ’81

Erika B. Schlager ’81 – Advocate for human rights and democracy who serves as counsel for international law on the staff of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Received the Minerva Award for Distinguished Service

Betty M. Flinchum ’57, ’62 MED

Betty M. Flinchum ’57, ’62 MED – Distinguished professor emerita; award-winning champion of global education and development; creator of outreach degree programs in underdeveloped areas of West Africa, Central America, and Costa Rica.

Received the WC Legacy Award

Linda Arnold Carlisle ’72

Linda Carlisle ’72 – Prominent influencer in North Carolina and recipient of the Governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2012); former secretary of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

Received the McIver Lifetime Achievement Award

Jana Wagenseller ’76

Jana Wagenseller ’76 – Pioneer in the field of health care and retired director of the Duke Oncology Network who developed cancer programs in communities throughout the Southeast.

Received the Minerva Award for Distinguished Service

Catherine “Cathi” ’75 and Joe “Tom” Buchanan ’94 MA

“It is our hope that this endowment will do our part to help the profession, the students, and the future educators of America achieve their goals… It is also our way of showing our gratitude to the University…”

Cathi ’75 and Tom Buchanan ’94 MA established the Whitley-Fondren Endowed Scholarship in Education

Dr. Rebecca Hobgood Felton ’65, ’83 PhD

“My family is living proof of Dr. McIver’s adage, ‘Educate a man and you educate an individual; educate a woman and you educate a family. Without my grandmother, my family wouldn’t be what it is. I wouldn’t be who I am.”

Dr. Rebecca Hobgood Felton ’65, ’83 PhD established the Nettie Beverly Belvin ’05 Endowed Scholarship