UNCW Rallies Seahawks for Annual “Give More in 24” Challenge

Monday, March 20, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, UNCW will hold its biggest giving challenge yet.

The goal is to reach 1,000 donors during “Give More in 24,” the fourth annual 24-hour giving challenge. If the goal is met, a $75,000 challenge gift will be unlocked.

From 8 a.m. on March 21 through 8 a.m. on March 22, alumni, students, parents, employees and friends can give any amount to any area of the university. In addition, a variety of competitions will give participants the opportunity to direct challenge funds if the donor goal is met.

Ways to give during the challenge:

- Online –  

- Call 910.962.7613

- Complete an official gift form and return it to King Hall, Room 209 by 8 a.m. on March 22

- Faculty/staff payroll deduction (electronic form available via

Visit for additional information and for hourly progress updates. Social media users can connect with one another and share stories and images using #UNCW24. Stay tuned to UNCW’s Facebook page where final results will be posted on March 22.

Last year, a total of $275,964.38 was raised in gifts and pledges, plus $60,000 in challenge gifts.

“Thank you to all who have been part of our past success and for continuing to join with other Seahawks to make this a record-breaking year,” said Lauren King '04, assistant director of annual giving.

--Caroline Cropp