University Advancement & Alumni Relations

UNCW Foundation Board

The purpose of the UNCW Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to assist the university in soliciting and receiving private gifts to further educational programs and scholarship opportunities for students. In addition, as an independent agency, the foundation can accept and liquidate non-cash gifts for the university that it may not be able to do on its own. The foundation may also acquire property on the university's behalf.

The foundation assists UNCW in the following ways:
  • Provides undesignated funds to address the chancellor's priority needs for the university, which have included the Honors Program, international programs, extended education programs and regional outreach, and general marketing and development initiatives.
  • Supports merit scholarships for high achieving undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provides a vehicle for the university to conveniently accept real property and selected non-cash gifts.
  • Facilitates and conducts business transactions on behalf of the university, such as the purchase of property.

The foundation's current major area of focus is to raise funds in support of the Chancellor's Merit Scholarship Fund.

EL WHITE 2018 Smith

UNCW Foundation Board Hosts E.L. White Society Induction and Luncheon, February 2018
Eddie Stuart, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, present a certificate to Donis Smith' 86,'94M and Alex Smith' 86



Foundation Board Baseball Pic

Upcoming Meeting Information

More details about the meeting will be sent to you via email.

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Golden Hawk Room, Nixon Annex
Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location : Fisher University Union, Azalea Coast Room 2011

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location : TBD

2017-18 UNCW Foundation Board of Directors


Adam J. Brinkley '05
Stephen B. Hales
Raiford G. Trask
Paul D. Boney
Paula L. Corbett
Robin P. Costello
Rick Edwards
Jessica R. Edwards '04
Kimberly H. Exum
Charles R. Mattox
Bruce Moskowitz
Vaughn K. Reynolds '98, '99M
Richard A. Rippy
Michael B. Shivar
Donis N. Smith '86, '94M
Linda U. Smith
Jason T. Wheeler '99, '03M
George H. Chadwick '73 
Vernon D. Floyd
Robert C. Johnson
Karl W. Miller
Wendy F. Murphy '93
Ellen D. Wells '69


To speak with someone about the foundation board, contact:

Eddie Stuart
Vice Chancellor, University Advancement
(910) 962.3626

Michelle Cummings
Events & Board Manager
(910) 962.3170

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