A Record-Setting 1,369 Donors Support UNCW’s Annual One-Day Giving Challenge

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

UNCW surpassed its goal as 1,369 donors participated in the university's fourth 24-hour giving challenge -- its most ambitious challenge to date since the annual initiative launched in 2014.
Supporters everywhere were invited to be a part of “Give More in 24” on March 21, through gifting any amount to any area of campus. The goal of reaching 1,000 donors during the 24-hour period was met, unlocking $75,000 -- the biggest challenge gift ever. More than $235,747.40 in gifts and commitments were raised, including the challenge gift.*
“The Seahawk community responded to our latest challenge with record-setting participation in support of programs and services across campus,” said Missy Kennedy '01, associate vice chancellor for university advancement. “We’re deeply grateful for their generosity, during the ‘Give More in 24’ challenge and every day.”
UNCW’s Strategic Plan focuses on funding key initiatives by building on strong relationships with alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students and many other donors.
All in all, a total of 683 alumni donated. Team Teal (Classes of 1995-2016) bested Team Green (Classes of 1947-1994) in the alumni competition with 469 to 214 donors participating. The parent-donor goal of 200 gifts was also surpassed (247). In addition, 202 students, 147 employees and 90 friends participated.

*These figures are preliminary; the university is continuing to tally gifts and final numbers will be released when available.
--Caroline Cropp