UNCW Donors Set New Giving Record

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 24, 2017
Donors contributed more than $17.2 million in gifts and commitments to the University of North Carolina Wilmington during the fiscal year 2016-17, according to an announcement Monday.

That figure includes the largest outright philanthropic commitment in the university's history, a $5 million ($1 million a year for five years) gift from former UNCW faculty member Yousry Sayed and his wife, Linda, a UNCW alumna, a news release said.

The contributions set a new record, coming from more than 10,000 donors and surpassing UNCW’s 2016 giving record of $14.9 million, according to the release.

“The generosity of our donors will help the university’s strategic vision move forward through the development of academic programming and applied learning opportunities like undergraduate research, study abroad and student internships,” said Chancellor Jose Sartarelli in the release. 

UNCW donors have the option to designate which colleges or programs receive their gifts. The release said that the provision recognizes that many people give because of personal connections, and "has helped encourage many alumni, who represent 39 percent of 2016-17 donors, to support the university." 

In total, the university received 16,803 gifts, with 87 percent of them for $250 or less. 

"UNCW faculty, staff, alumni, students, parents and friends also stepped up during March’s Give More in 24 challenge, which raised $238,569.40 from 1,374 donors," the release said.
Ico insights



Are You Ready for GDPR?

Marty Cayton - TeamLogic IT of Wilmington & Fayetteville
Billhunter300x300 b&w

USP: Give Me A Reason to Do Business with You

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company

Changes in Cash vs. Accrual Accounting: What’s Best for your Business?

Chad Wouters - Earney & Company, LLP

Trending News

Chops Deli Co-owner Explains Financial Woes Behind Fundraising Campaign

Jessica Maurer - Jun 18, 2018

Hendrick Automotive To Operate Stevenson Honda Of Wilmington

Johanna Cano - Jun 19, 2018

At ILM, Regional Carrier's Technical Issues Cancel Flights

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 18, 2018

Plan A Advertising Adds Recent UNCW Grad

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 19, 2018

During Port Of Wilmington Visit, Cooper Says Port Jobs, Growth Good For NC Economy

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 19, 2018

In The Current Issue

Millennials And Money

The age demographic that now represents the largest percentage of the workforce doesn’t feel confident about its saving and investing habits...

Labor Market Checkup

The demand for health care workers in an area like the Cape Fear region is expected to remain healthy for years to come, experts say....

Banks Respond To Dodd-Frank Changes

Just how will the much-trumpeted recent changes to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act affect local financial...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes