By WECT Staff | February 2, 2021 at 5:27 PM EST – Updated February 2 at 5:27 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The University of North Carolina Wilmington publicly launched the Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW push Tuesday as part of a multi-year fundraising campaign that began in 2015.
The $100 million multi-year campaign to support students, faculty, programs and facilities was initiated July 1, 2015 by Chancellor Sartarelli and has raised $86 million to date.
“This is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university’s history, with a goal of building upon the many characteristics that make UNCW unique,’” said Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli. “We have been overjoyed at the response from our alumni and donors in helping us pursue a goal that will enable UNCW to continue offering programs and experiences that truly set it apart—like no other.”
Every donation, regardless of the amount, counts toward the campaign goal, which includes a target of 50,000 alumni gifts.
Leading campaign gifts include:
- $10 million from alumnus David Congdon ’78, and his wife, Helen, to establish the David S. Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics and Information Systems, supporting these programs within the Cameron School of Business
- $5 million from Quality Chemical Laboratories and founder Dr. Yousry Sayed, along with his wife, Linda, to support the development of new programs related to pharmaceutical sciences and chemistry
“We invite our fellow Seahawks and the community to join us in championing The Campaign for UNCW,” said UNCW alumnus and Foundation Board Chair Donis N. Smith.
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