University Advancement & Alumni Relations

Donor Stories

UNCW donors are heroes to our Seahawk community that stretches across the globe. Every day, gifts to UNCW are making a difference and we invite you to discover why these donors wanted to get involved.

Mohin-Schulz LGBTQIA Resource Office

"To me, this donation is bigger than Anil and myself,” said John Scholz '84, who serves on the UNCW Board of Visitors. “It’s about helping the next generation, extending a helping hand to lift them up the next rung of the ladder, in hopes they will climb past us to achieve further progress and extend their hand to the next generation after them."


Daniella Murray

Daniella Murray ’15M gives back to the places where she’s worked because she has gained and grown so much from those experiences. more ››

Steve Reilly & Larri Short

Planned Giving Donors Steve Reilly ’89 and Larri Short believe education and philanthropy go hand in hand. more ››

Herbert Fisher

Herbert Fisher funded scholarships, along with multiple UNCW initiatives, because he believed so strongly in the importance of education as a path to success. more ››

Linda Upperman Smith

An advocate and philanthropic partner for over 20 years, Linda Upperman Smith's vision created everlasting support for diversity scholarships. more ››

NC Idea Foundation

The NC IDEA Foundation's grant to the UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship has significantly supported its mentoring program. more ››

Philanthropy in the News


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