UNCW's “Give More in 24” Raises Nearly $190K in Second Annual 24-Hour Giving Challenge

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wilmington, N.C. (March 25, 2015) – The University of North Carolina Wilmington raised more than $189,397 in gifts and pledges during its second 24-hour giving challenge, the University announced today. The goal of UNCW’s “Give More in 24” campaign was to raise $133,801 in 24 hours in order to secure an additional gift of $48,000.

“We are overwhelmed by the generous support we have received from UNCW alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends,” said Eddie Stuart, vice chancellor for university advancement. “The community has illustrated their continued commitment to the university and our efforts to provide students with the best opportunities available."

Last year, donors gave $133,800 during UNCW's first-ever challenge of this kind and received a $24,000 gift. Given the campaign’s success, UNCW's Division for University Advancement aimed to raise just one additional dollar from last year’s total. The campaign launched at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24. The university is continuing to tally gifts; final numbers will be released when available.