UNCW Giving Societies

UNCW Society

The UNCW Society is the university’s premier giving society for annual donors. Recognition in the UNCW Society is based on cumulative giving to any university area between July 1 and June 30. 

Graduates of the last five years (classes of 2018-2022) are included in the UNCW Society after cumulative giving reaches half of the minimum gift amount for each recognition level.

Upcoming graduates who give $50 or more in their final semester are included within the UNCW Society and will be recognized with a graduation cord.

In addition to knowing their gifts provide essential support for our Seahawk community, UNCW Society donors receive exclusive opportunities to engage with the university based on their level of support. Be recognized in the UNCW Society by making your gift today!

UNCW Society Levels and Courtesies:

  • PARTNER  $250-$499
    • Personal assistance with UNCW matters
  • AMBASSADOR  $500-$999
    • All the benefits in the Partner level
    • Temporary UNCW Parking Pass
      Please email roebuckp@uncw.edu two weeks prior to needing pass
  • LEADER  $1,000-$2,499
    • All the benefits in the Ambassador level
    • Personal Golf Cart Campus Tour
      Please email roebuckp@uncw.edu two weeks prior to your campus visit
  • VISIONARY  $2,500+
    • All the benefits in the Leader level
    • Invitations to exclusive events that provide access to university leaders

A group photo of five people in a line at the Raleigh Soiree

Members of the Seahawk family who attended the Raleigh Soiree gathered for an evening with university leaders and witnessing how support creates student experiences like no other.


To speak with someone about giving societies, contact:

Lola Dineen
Development Associate for Annual Giving Stewardship
(910) 962-2476

The Clocktower Society

The Clocktower Society honors loyal donors who have supported UNCW for three or more consecutive years. These donors help the university create new opportunities while supporting our tradition of excellence.

Daniella MurrayI give back to the places where I've worked because I have gained and grown so much from those experiences.

- Daniella Murray '15M, Clocktower Society Donor

Wilmington Society

The Wilmington Society recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed more than $100,000 in lifetime gifts to UNCW. Our university is able to create the best possible educational experiences for our students due to their continued support.

BRONZE  $100,000-$499,999

SILVER  $500,000-$999,999

GOLD $1 million-$1,999,999

PLATINUM  $2 million+


EL White Society logo

The E.L. White Planned Giving Society is named for Mr. Elvie Linwood White, former mayor of Wilmington, president of the Chamber of Commerce and member of our first Board of Trustees. Mr. White established Wilmington College's first deferred gift — a will bequest that established a scholarship.

This community of alumni, friends, faculty and staff who are following his example of supporting UNCW through long-term gift planning are recognized as part of the E.L. White Society and receive a lapel pin to signify their participation. These donors are also recognized on campus and invited to exclusive events.

For financial planning tools and resources, visit UNCW's planned giving website »