$ 250,961 raised 1,894 Donors
Research and Innovation has raised $ 5,033 from 48 Donors!
Research and Innovation

UNCW’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned the university the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution, according to the newly released Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

 

Gifts supporting the research and innovation enterprise provide resources to enable faculty to conduct ground-breaking research, with students, to address emerging issues in our region, state, and beyond. 

 

Innovation at UNCW takes many forms. Learn about our translational research and entrepreneurial efforts below.

 

  • Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) - support the OIC which offers an integrated, "one-stop shopping" resource for identifying, supporting, and enhancing the commercialization of technologies and solutions from the UNCW Community.

 

  • Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) - giving to the CIE nurtures emerging companies and works to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in southeastern North Carolina.

 

  • Fish 2.0 - Save our coastlines, oceans, and marine life. Help our faculty, students, alumni, and CIE entrepreneurs solve critical problems in the marine environment with new ventures and sustainable technologies. Watch a video about FISH 2.0.

 

The CIE director, Diane Durance, will give a $1,000 personal donation if $9,000 is donated to the CIE or Fish 2.0 funds during Give More in 24.

Seahawk Nation
Rank State Donors
1 NC 46
2 MI 3
3 CA 1
Success!
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.
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Success!
$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.
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$500
First Challenge Gift
Set your alarm for 7:59 a.m.! The first donor to participate in the Give More in 24 Challenge will have the opportunity to allocate $500 in challenge funds to the area they choose.
1 / 1 Gifts
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Leaderboard
Alumni Class Leaderboard
See which graduating class drums up the most donors during the challenge.
Class Year
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2018 28
2 2013 25
3 2012 23
4 2017 23
5 2016 23
6 2010 20
7 2004 19
8 2006 17
9 2003 17
10 2005 17
11 2014 16
12 1996 14
13 2019 14
14 1995 14
15 2009 13
16 2007 12
17 2002 11
18 1994 11
19 1999 10
20 1993 10
21 2011 10
22 1991 10
23 1988 10
24 1990 9
25 1998 9
26 1985 9
27 2008 9
28 2015 9
29 1986 9
30 1992 7
31 2000 7
32 1997 7
33 2001 6
34 1984 5
35 1989 5
36 1979 5
37 1982 5
38 1987 4
39 1981 4
40 1976 4
41 1972 2
42 1977 2
43 1978 2
44 1974 2
45 1971 2
46 1975 2
47 1970 1
48 2021 1
49 1983 1
50 1966 1
51 1980 1
52 1968 1
53 1965 1
54 1963 1
55 1973 1
56 1947 1
57 1961 1
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$1,000
Alumni Board of Directors Challenge
If 400 alumni make a gift of any amount, to any area of the University, the Alumni Association will allocate $1,000 to the UNCW Fund which helps address the university's greatest needs.
400 / 400 Gifts
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$1,000
Don and Ingrid Reid Student Challenge
If 24 students make a gift before noon on April 9th, Don and Ingrid Reid will give $1,000 to the Parent Opportunity Fund which benefits the student experience.
24 / 24 Gifts
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$1,000
Janet Newton and Sean Cahill Student Challenge
If 24 students make a gift between noon and 5 pm on April 9th, Janet Newton and Sean Cahill will give $1,000 to the Parent Opportunity Fund which benefits the student experience.
24 / 24 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
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.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Employee Participation Challenge
If 200 current faculty and staff participate in the challenge, $2,500 will be allocated to Randall Library. UNCW employees can give any amount, to any area to be counted.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
Success!
#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!
Completed
Success!
#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!
Completed
$500
409th Gift
4/09 - What a day to be a Seahawk! The donor who makes the 409th gift on April 9, will be invited to allocate $500 in challenge funds to the area of their choice.
409 / 409 Gifts
Completed
$500
910th Gift
910 = ILM! The donor who makes the 910th gift on April 9 will be called upon to allocate $500 in challenge funds to the area of their choice.
910 / 910 Gifts
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$500
1,440th Gift
1,440 donors in one day is the goal for this year's challenge! That’s one donor per minute! Whoever clocks in with the 1,440th gift on April 9, will be able to allocate $500 in challenge funds.
1,440 / 1,440 Gifts
Completed
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