A: State appropriations, along with student tuition and fees only provide approximately 70% of UNCW's annual budget. Universities like ours, who strive to provide a top-rated academic experience, are expected to raise and earn the funds necessary to support student programs. The annual giving program provides opportunities for you and other donors to support UNCW in meaningful ways that provide the greatest impact.
The annual giving program does not receive support from your designated gifts, it simply acts as a facilitator to connect you with areas that are important to you and have the greatest need. Due to the program existing on-campus, its initiatives are able to provide valuable, hands-on learning experiences for current UNCW students who are employed as Dubrai$ers or volunteer in student philanthropy groups.