About the Campaign

With the generous support of our alumni, donors and friends, UNCW is primed to build on our reputation of academic excellence to create student experiences and produce global solutions like no other institution.

In recent years, you’ve told us what makes us unique, what you care about most and where we can do better. Your thoughts and reflections helped form the foundation of Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW.

Your gift, no matter its size, makes you an active part of our work on campus and in our community. We invite you to help drive our progress in areas like cybersecurity, health care, sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion like never before.

Our Priorities


Students like no other

As our Seahawk family continues to grow, we want to ensure our students have the support they need to succeed. Investments in scholarships, awards for study abroad and internships, and funding for graduate research will not only set new standards for academic excellence but also enrich our university’s culture.


Faculty like no other

As UNCW evolves, we must attract faculty to reflect our changing student body and the citizens of our region. Philanthropy can help recruit these seasoned professionals and acclaimed scholars, allowing them to mentor our students, explore creative ideas and new technologies, and develop solutions to the challenges of our time.


Programs like no other

We are well equipped to build a future-ready workforce not just for the Cape Fear region but for North Carolina, the country and the world. Philanthropic support will enhance and expand experiential programs that arm our graduates with the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy and the character traits they need to serve their communities.


Facilities like no other

State investments in new buildings – such as the just-opened Veterans Hall – have transformed our campus. Private giving maximizes the opportunities those spaces can provide, giving our students, faculty, student-athletes and community partners a competitive edge.

Campaign Executive Cabinet

These volunteer leaders work in partnership with the UNCW Foundation Board

Malcomb Coley
Malcomb Coley '86, '89M
"Brimming with enthusiasm and infectious school spirit, the University embodies everything needed in an institution of higher learning."

David Congdon '78
David Congdon '78

Hannah Gage
Hannah Gage
"I’ve been involved with UNCW for 30 years and have witnessed its growth, its academic improvement and the high quality of its teaching."

Ronnie McNeill
Ronnie McNeill
"UNCW is one of the most important cultural, educational and economic engines of this region.  We have hired many Seahawks and find them to be well prepared and eager to excel." 

Wendy Murphy
Wendy Murphy '93
"I am proud to work with Chancellor Volety and UNCW to ensure the success of our students and the positive impact it will continue to have in so many important areas vital to our community, state and beyond."

Yousry Sayed
Yousry Sayed

Raiford Trask
Raiford Trask III
"UNCW provides a very high return for its students and the taxpayers of North Carolina."

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