University Advancement & Alumni Relations

Chancellor's Challenge: Class Giving Campaign

During this uncertain and challenging time, our hearts are with our Seahawk family – especially the students of the class of 2020.

As a result of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, many initiatives on campus are suspended in order to prioritize the health and well-being of students. This includes the Chancellor's Challenge.

Chancellor Sartarelli continues to look forward to matching the gifts of Class of 2020 students who have already participated. More information will be shared with these special donors in the coming weeks.

Know that UNCW is proud of you – your accomplishments, hard work and the spirit that you have contributed to the Seahawk community will not be overshadowed. Together, we will get through this!

If you have questions about the Chancellor's Challenge or your previous gift, please contact Megan Purser at

What is the chancellor's challenge?

The Chancellor's Challenge, part of the Class Giving Campaign, has become an important tradition at UNCW. Each year, hundreds of graduating Seahawks give back to the university they love to support the areas of campus that inspire them most. Chancellor Sartarelli will match your class gift with his own personal gift to support scholarships! 

Why give?

UNCW helped shape the person you are today. Where would you be without that scholarship, that standout professor, the state-of-the-art facilities or that life-changing study abroad trip? Now is your chance to help make a difference for the Seahawks following in your footsteps!

In appreciation for your gift of $20.20 or more, you'll receive:
  • A commemorative UNCW glass at the Alumni Association Commencement Toast held in May
  • A VIP parking pass* to commencement distributed at Seahawk Salute in April (limited availability — give early to reserve yours!)
  • A dollar-for-dollar match by Chancellor Sartarelli with his own personal gift to support scholarships

*Graduating student donors are eligible for one parking pass to their respective commencement ceremony based upon availability

Ways to Give

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Give Online

Make a gift of $20.20 or more

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Give Monthly

A special way to make a difference all year

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Download a gift form and give by mail

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Call us at
(910) 962-GIVE

Give to the area you care about

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Your gift to your department, school or college can help provide scholarships, academic enhancements and hands-on learning experiences for students.

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Your gift to the Seahawk Club or a specific sport can help provide student-athlete scholarships, facility enhancements, and equipment.

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UNCW's Greatest Needs

Your gift to the UNCW Fund can help students and faculty cover the costs associated with participating in transformational learning opportunities. 

Common Areas to Support:

Area of Greatest Need

Cameron School of Business

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Health & Human Services

Watson College of Education

Seahawk Club

Randall Library

Looking for another area?
Search by keyword on the gift form



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Senior Legacy Walk

Established in 2008, the Senior Legacy Walk recognizes each class for their contributions to UNCW. It winds through the heart of campus, just below the UNCW Clock Tower, as a reminder of our students' critical support of future Seahawks.

To speak with someone about the Chancellor's Challenge, contact:  

Megan Purser
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
(910) 962.7613

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