UNCW sees record-breaking rise in donations

UNCW men's basketball and a host of other athletic teams are among the beneficiaries of the campus' largest pool of private donations. File photo.

UNC-Wilmington Seahawks are soaring high after a stellar year of contributions to the local college. Campus officials recently announced a record-breaking $14.9 million in donations during the 2015-16 fiscal cycle. The total figure came from nearly 16,000 individual gifts – about half of which were $50 or less – that will benefit students, faculty, programs […]

Rubber ducks to race the waters for second annual fundraiser

Thousands of iconic bathtub toys will fill Jungle Rapids' Lazy River Friday for the second annual Coastal Duck Derby. Courtesy photo.

When a sea of rubber ducks came splashing down into Jungle Rapids’ Lazy River last year, the sound was, in a word, thunderous. “We all looked up at the sky, and it was a perfectly nice night,” said Jamie Thompson, development director for Coastal Horizons. “We finally realized it was the ducks.” The roar of […]

NFL legend to speak at Wilmington fundraiser

Former NFL quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP Terry Bradshaw. Courtesy photo.

Two-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw will be visiting the Port City in June to speak at a fundraiser. The Pittsburgh Steelers legend and current Sunday Fox NFL co-host will give the keynote address at Coastal Horizons Center’s 2016 Annual Luncheon, which will be held on Friday, […]

YogaFest raising funds for local non-profit to build orphanages

Wilmington Yoga Center members with girls from a Homes of Hope orphanage in southern India during the 2015 Kunga Journeys Service Retreat. Courtesy of Wilmington Yoga Center.

Yoga is a very personal practice, but it also has the ability to bring people together, sometimes to effect greater change. That’s what Wilmington Yoga Center is hoping for this weekend when they hold their annual YogaFest, a free two-day event that raises money to help a local non-profit build orphanages in India. “This is […]