UNCW Parents Council

Who We Are

Parents Council is comprised of philanthropic leaders who are recognized for their commitment to UNCW, and their desire to create an exceptional learning experience for all Seahawks. 

Parents who support UNCW with an annual gift of $1,000 or more are automatically included in the UNCW Parents Council. These generous supporters are also recognized as Leaders within the UNCW Society.

Wings up. Chancellor Volety with family during move in

Join us in continuing to enhance the student experience. Be part of the UNCW Parents Council with your annual gift of $1,000 or more.

Parent Resources

Chancellor Volety with parents and staff at social

Parents Social hosted by the Parents Council during Family Weekend 2023.

UNCW Parents Council


  • Involve UNCW parents in activities that promote the university
  • Enrich students' college experiences
  • Foster student career opportunities
  • Support the financial needs of the university
  • Cultivate a positive college experience for both parents and students


  • Receive invitations to two annual meetings on campus with academic leaders and senior administration
  • Host or attend summer events for parents
  • Serve as ambassadors by sharing the UNCW message in your community and connecting us to future students
  • Work together to increase philanthropic support for all Seahawks

Past Meeting Resources

Apr. 2, 2022 Meeting
Presentation (PDF)

Nov. 19, 2020 Presentations (PDF)
Student Affairs Presentation
University Advancement Update

Feb. 22, 2020 Presentations (PDF)
Campus Housing Update
Give More in 24 Challenge
University Advancement Update
Parents Council Update

To speak with someone about the parents council, contact:

Dawn Russell '92
Development Officer, Parent Giving
(910) 962.4186