Why They Give

Donor Stories



Carolyn Styron Thomas ’54

“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


Linda West Little ’59

“We know experiential learning is a key outcome for student success, and one of the things we do in the biology department is afford the opportunity for students to work with our research faculty. This could not be done without the supplies purchased by these funds.

Linda West Little ’59, Establishing Donor of Linda West Little Research Endowment


Tom Martin ’70

“This is an important opportunity for faculty to further their own research after the academic year and a critical component to maintaining our high academic standards.”

Tom and Mary Martin, Staunch Supporters of the Faculty First Program


Clint and Jacqueline DeBrew

Clint and Jacqueline DeBrews’ life together has seen career changes and a growing family, but they never forgot their alma mater. When Jacqueline joined the School of Nursing as faculty, they became part of the Spartan community once again, this time as supporters.

Spartan Sweethearts and Proud Supporters of the Bryan School and Spartan Athletics


Marvin and Mary Lib Manning Slate ’61

“Woman’s College, now UNCG, meant, and continues to mean, so much to Mary Lib,” Marvin says. “Establishing a scholarship in her name seemed the most appropriate way to celebrate her and our anniversary.”

Established the Mary Lib Manning Slate Endowed Scholarship for their 50th (golden) anniversary


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.”