Sammy C. Hawk with Seahawk statue on Hoggard Lawn

7,786 Seahawks

made gifts and commitments totaling

$15.9 million

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Supporting Seahawks

Student Emergency Fund

- Activated to assist students facing unexpected financial hardships due to the pandemic -


in relief provided to

329 students

“I am a School of Nursing student and I have a daughter who is almost two. I am so grateful for the donors who have made it possible for me to provide for my daughter and ensure my degree completion. For me, it was the difference between graduating as a future Registered Nurse or delaying my graduation.” - Anonymous '20

Current status of the Student Emergency Fund »

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This year, we were proud to highlight our growing list of alumni business owners.

View and submit businesses »

Staying Connected

UNCW e-cards, Zoom backgrounds, coloring pages and resources to showcase your Seahawk spirit without leaving home

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Listening. Learning. Building Together.

A growing network of nearly 90,000 alumni shared their thoughts, ideas and passions through online surveys, volunteerism, advocacy and more.


of alumni

described their UNCW education as being valuable to where they are today.

According to a 2019 research study conducted by VisionPoint Marketing, a third-party partner.


Expanding Scholarships

navy hexagon shape 31 new privately funded scholarships were established during the 2019-20 academic year

navy hexagon shape $2.3 million was awarded to 721 students, thanks to generous donors

video play iconWatch how the Tower 7 / WB Live Surf Scholarship propels success, both on the waves and in the classroom.

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Inspiring Participation

The entire campus community is grateful for those who have partnered with us to ensure our future is brighter than our past. Every year, every gift makes a difference.

In 2019-20, gifts were received from:

2,836 Alumni
2,377 Parents
1,418 Friends
620 Employees
340 Students

received from gifts
less than $100


contributed from 2019-20 graduates and matched by Chancellor Sartarelli

Clocktower Society

During this year, 3,310 donors earned the recognition of being honored among our most loyal supporters, giving to the university for at least three consecutive years.

Learn more about UNCW's giving societies »

Did you know that more than 2,400 Seahawks have given to UNCW for at least five consecutive years?

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2,470 donors

5 years

744 donors

10 years

374 donors

15 years