Soaring to Greatness
July 2005 - January 2012
Thank You from Chancellor Miller
Dear UNCW Community,
I deeply appreciate the outpouring of support that you contributed to the Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness. Thanks to your generosity, we exceeded our goal and completed the campaign well ahead of schedule, raising more than $66.5 million for scholarships, professorships and numerous programs and services across campus. While these funds cannot be used to offset state budget reductions, they will be used to benefit UNCW’s people and programs, as well as the communities we serve, for generations to come. Given the global impact of the economic recession, I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the success of this campaign and the UNCW community’s dedication to our university. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, friends and other donors – more than 27,900 people – made the Campaign for UNCW a priority.
It gives me great pleasure to recognize our Campaign Cabinet co-chairs, Sandy McNeill and Bob Warwick, for their leadership and support throughout the campaign. I am grateful to the Campaign Cabinet and Campaign Committees, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors, the Foundation Board and many, many other volunteers who supported the largest fundraising effort in UNCW history. I also want to acknowledge Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, for leading the campaign for six years. The campaign’s success is a part of her legacy. With the kind of support this campaign inspired, there’s no limit to where UNCW will dare to soar in the future.
Thank you again for your generosity and commitment to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Chancellor Gary L. Miller