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UNCW passes $100 million goal in seven-year campaign

UNCW (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams)


WILMINGTON — A fundraising campaign UNCWstarted in 2015 has passed the $100 million mark in what the school describes as its “largest and most ambitious” in its history.

The college now plans to extend its aim to $125 million. A release from UNCWnoted “Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW” has been funded by 32,000 donors and nearly 90% of campaign gifts were for less than $250.

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More than  13,000 alumni donors made more than 61,000 gifts to the campaign, according to the university. The college credits philanthropy for helping develop new programs and facilities, like its human anatomy laboratory.

“It is our confidence in our alumni and donors, and our shared commitment to a powerful student-centered experience, that has emboldened us to stretch the campaign goal to $125 million,” Chancellor Aswani K. Volety said in a release. 

The campaign extension aligns with the university celebrating 75 years in Wilmington.

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