UNCW Enjoys Success, Record Alumni Participation During Annual One-Day Giving Challenge

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

On April 24, Seahawks were asked to “Give More in 24,” and 1,344 donors rose to the challenge, resulting in $214,783.29* in gifts and pledges (including a $55,000 challenge gift) for UNCW.

“The Seahawk community’s incredible response to the Give More in 24 Challenge shows how excited our alumni, students, parents, employees and friends are about the future of UNCW,” said Missy Kennedy '01, associate vice chancellor for university advancement. Their gifts, today and every day, help create the kind of opportunities that can transform a student’s life, and for that, we are incredibly grateful.”     

Since the 1,000-donor goal was met, eligible gifts will be increased by $24 in challenge funds, unlocking the additional $55,000 gift. A record-setting 722 alumni participated in this year’s event, which started in 2014.

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