Parent Giving Campaign

Parent Council

Parent donors provide students with unique opportunities that have an impact on their resumés and their future. Tuition and state funding only covers about 60% of a UNCW education which is why private gifts are so important. Last year, 1,894 parents contributed more than $309,000 to the university.

You're invited to join this long-standing tradition by making a gift to the Parent Opportunity Fund or another area that is important to your family.

Gifts to the Parent Opportunity Fund support: 


UNCW Study Abroad student

Campus Life Programs


UNCW Study Abroad student

Career Preparation


student on campus

Safe, Attractive Campus


Parent Giving Cultural Opportunities

Cultural Experiences


We give to help students excel both inside and outside of the classroom. We know our son, John, will have a bright future because of the experiences he's had at UNCW."  - Mike and Virginia Anthony

UNCW Parents Council

UNCW Parents Council

Seahawk parents who contribute $1,000 or more in a fiscal year are invited to participate in the UNCW Parents Council. Members host summer send-off parties and join campus celebrations with their student and university leadership.


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UNCW Legacies at the Pinning Ceremony

UNCW Legacies

Being a UNCW legacy is about carrying on your Seahawk family tradition. A student who has a parent, grandparent, or sibling who has attended UNCW is a legacy. Families are invited to a Pinning Ceremony in the fall and the Future Seahawks Legacy Reception on Seahawk Preview Day.

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Parent Giving

To learn more about parent giving, contact:

Elizabeth Overton

Parent Council Liaison, Leadership Annual Giving
(910) 962.2132



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