Parent Opportunity Fund

A well-rounded college experience extends beyond the academic excellence offered within UNCW’s classrooms. The Parent Opportunity Fund provides students with opportunities to explore new ideas and interests, develop leadership skills and provides activities to foster friendships in a safe and healthy environment.  With tuition and fees only covering about 30% of a UNCW education, the Chancellor allocates gifts to the Parent Opportunity Fund to support initiatives like:


  • UNCWeekend programming that provides a variety of both on and off campus activities like bowling, bingo, laser tag and more


  • Annual Seahawk Student Leadership Conference which focuses on personal and organizational leadership, social justice and navigating a career path


  • Diverse speakers series and cultural events, like Chinese New Year celebrations, that expose students to new cultures so that they can become successful global citizens


  • Career service offerings like internship fairs and resume review workshops



Parent Participation Challenge

If 200 parents (of current students) make a gift of any amount, to any area of the University, $5,000 will be allocated to the Parent Opportunity Fund.

Seahawk Nation
Rank State Gifts
1 NC 35
2 MD 2
3 NJ 1
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!
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