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Class of 1966 UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program Fund Endowment

Class of 1966 UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program Fund Endowment

“Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.”

— President Lyndon B. Johnson, after signing the Higher Education Act of 1965


Dr. Ernest J. Grant ’15

I’ve always wanted to make the way easier for those who come after me.


Dr. Virginia "Ginny" Stone Johnson '70 and Linwood Johnson, Sr.
Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Stone Johnson ’70 and Linwood Johnson, Sr.

Being educators, we don’t have a million dollars to give the university.


Celia Hooper
Dr. Celia Hooper, M.A. ’74

My mother graduated from Woman’s College in 1945. She and my father instilled within me not only a passion for education, but also a spirit of philanthropy.


Susan Mcdonald
Susan McDonald ’67

My life compass was calibrated here. I am glad to have the opportunity to give back to UNCG for the education…


E.D. Kennedy
E.D. Kennedy ’45

A charitable gift annuity has proven to be a very good investment. The financial benefits have been considerable and it has allowed me to plan gifts…


MaryK McGinley
MaryK McGinley

We all deserve quality healthcare. With my planned gift, I am showing I value the nursing profession and the way…


Claudia Kadis
Claudia Kadis ’65

I have been so fortunate to be in this position and consider it a real privilege to give back to a school that gave me so much.


Ann Fisher
Ann Fisher

I am a lover of history and libraries, and a military veteran. I grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Hendersonville 19 years ago, after my retirement.


Dorothy Rechel
Dot Rechel

I grew up in Cincinnati, and for as long as I can remember, all I wanted to do was run away and join the army. I’m not sure why, as Cincinnati…