UNCW's Greatest Needs (UNCW Fund)

Approximately 97% of all gifts to UNCW are designated by donors for a specific purpose. Unrestricted gifts are incredibly important though because they enable the Chancellor to meet unforeseen challenges and new opportunities as they arise. In previous years, gifts to the UNCW Fund have aided in:


  • Providing study abroad scholarships to students who otherwise could not afford the opportunity to travel abroad


  • Programming support offered through the Center for Teaching Excellence which assists faculty in developing and improving course curriculum


  • Supporting applied learning initiatives that let students engage in real-world, practical experiences like using iPads to perform accurate geological surveying in the field, marketing students consulting a U.S. business looking to expand its operations overseas or offering video equipment to film students tasked with producing a documentary
Seahawk Nation
Rank State Gifts
1 NC 169
2 VA 6
3 GA 5
New Goal Announced!
Chancellor Sartarelli will give $2,500 if Seahawks reach a new goal of 1,600 donors. Plus, there are thousands of dollars still up for grabs through active challenges and matches.
$24 Increase
In honor of the Give More in 24 Challenge, once we reach 1,440 donors, every donor will have their gift increased by $24. See the FAQ for more details.
Alumni Class Leaderboard
See which graduating class drums up the most donors during the challenge.
Class Year
Rank Answer Gifts
#UNCW24 Throwback Photo Challenge
Share your favorite photos and memories from your time at UNCW on social media using #UNCW24. One lucky Seahawk will be selected and will have the chance to allocate $100 to anywhere on campus!
#UNCW24 Baby and Fur-Baby Photo Challenge
Start their modeling career early and share a photo of your future Seahawk or pet rocking their UNCW gear. One lucky Seahawk will be selected and will have the chance to allocate $100 to anywhere on campus!
Don't forget to share!

Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at giving@uncw.edu.