Carry the Torch

UNCG HAS BEEN TEACHING STUDENTS TO LOOK FORWARD, innovate, embrace change, and break down society’s barriers — big and small — for nearly 130 years. Today we stand at an inflection point in our history. To continue on this path of innovation and leadership, we need to be bold, imaginative, and courageous — which of course means we need you. Your commitment to light the way will bolster us for what’s ahead. Your vision, your generosity, and your belief will help us take those important giant steps to ensure we remain at the forefront of adaptive, innovative higher education for North Carolina, the region, and beyond.

Chancellor

Join us, both in our commitment and our excitement for the present and future of UNC Greensboro. Together we will embrace the moment, seize the opportunities, and carry the torch. On behalf of the entire learning community at UNCG, thank you.

With enthusiasm,

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
Chancellor

Light The Way

WE ARE PROUD OF WHAT THE UNIVERSITY HAS ACCOMPLISHED, confident in its future, and most of all, we believe in its mission. If we come together to meet the goals of this campaign, we will transform the future of the University.

Now we challenge you to join us in supporting this ambitious effort. Meeting the goals of the campaign will strengthen UNCG’s position as a leading university, provide much-needed resources for students and faculty, enhance the University’s role as an economic engine, and positively influence millions of lives in our region and elsewhere for years ahead.

As past chairs of the UNCG Board of Trustees, we are proud to come together as torchbearers for this campaign. We ask you to join us in lighting the way for the future of UNCG. We believe there is no better investment.

Susan Morris Safran and Randall R. Kaplan

With thanks,

Randall R. Kaplan
Campaign Co-Chair

Susan Morris Safran ’77
Campaign Co-Chair

Campaign Committees

Campaign Cabinet

Randall Kaplan, Co-Chair

Susan Safran ’77, Co-Chair

Adair Armfield ’61

Sue Cole ’72

Mae Douglas ’73

Brad Hayes ’87

David Jolley ’76 MA

Betsy Oakley ’69

Jo Safrit ’57

Tom Sloan

David Sprinkle

Jeanne Tannenbaum ’64

Campaign Steering Committee

Randall Kaplan, Co-Chair

Susan Safran ’77, Co-Chair

Margaret Benjamin ’01 MALS

Oita Coleman ’82

Jacquie Gilliam

Steve Hassenfelt

Whitney Hill ’09

George Hoyle ’90

Andrea Hunter

Celia Jolley ’71

Terald Melton ’93

Mindy Oakley

Paula Short ’67

Carrie Stewart

Tom Waldron ’90

Tim Warmath

Art Winstead ’78

Volunteer

Light the Way is a campaign of transformation and achievement. Most of all, it is a campaign of people: bright, deserving students; dedicated faculty and staff; and enthusiastic alumni and friends like you — forward-looking, action-oriented donors. Your involvement and energy will make this campaign a success.

Help light the way by serving as a volunteer:
Contact Andreas Nasser, Executive Assistant to Beth Fischer, Vice Chancellor Advancement, to learn more about the different opportunities.
336-334-5679
eanasser@uncg.edu

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Attend an Event

  • October 14, 2021

    Charlotte, NC

    The Suffolk Punch • 5:30pm
    Remarks from Bryan School of Business & Economics Dean Dr. McRae Banks

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  • October 21, 2021

    Waxhaw, NC

    Cork & Ale • 5:30pm
    Remarks from Light the Way Campaign Co-Chair Susan Safran ’77

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  • November 4, 2021

    Washington, DC

    Mission Navy Yard • 5:30pm
    Remarks from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Dr. bruce mcclung

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  • November 11, 2021

    Durham, NC

    Motorco Music Hall • 5:30pm
    Remarks from School of Health and Human Sciences Dean Dr. Carl G. Mattacola

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  • November 11, 2021

    Raleigh, NC

    NC State Park Alumni Center • 2:00pm
    UNCG Vanguard Event
    Remarks from Light the Way Campaign Co-Chair Susan Safran ’77

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  • November 18, 2021

    Raleigh, NC

    Tobacco Road • 5:30pm
    Remarks from School of Education Dean Dr. Randy Penfield

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  • January 6, 2022

    Winston-Salem, NC

    Foothills Brewing Taproom • 5:30pm
    Remarks from College of Arts & Sciences Dean Dr. John Z. Kiss

  • February 13, 2022

    Greensboro, NC

    Spartan Spot at Greensboro Coliseum • 2:00pm
    UNCG Men’s Basketball vs. Mercer

  • March 2, 2022

    Asheville, NC

    Location Pending
    Remarks from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Dr. bruce mcclung

  • March 9, 2022

    Atlanta, GA

    Fado Irish Pub • 5:30pm
    Remarks from College of Arts & Sciences Dean Dr. John Z. Kiss

  • March 10, 2022

    Sandy Springs, GA

    Punch Bowl • 5:30pm
    Remarks from College of Arts & Sciences Dean Dr. John Z. Kiss

  • March 16, 2022

    Charlotte, NC

    Duke Mansion • 2:00pm
    UNCG Vanguard Event
    Remarks from UNCG Board of Trustees Chair Betsy Oakley ’69

  • March 17, 2022

    Concord, NC

    Details pending

  • March 31, 2022

    Greensboro, NC

    Details pending

  • May 2022

    New York City, NY

    CVPA Theater Showcase

Ways to Give

To light the way for current and future students, UNC Greensboro seeks to raise $200 million over the next five years. It’s a big goal — one we can achieve by working together. Explore the different ways you can make your gift.

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Annual Giving

These unrestricted gifts represent a flexible, immediate, and essential source of funds for the University.

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Planned Giving

Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable trusts, can be an advantageous way to provide for a future gift to UNCG.

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Matching Gifts

A corporate matching gift is an easy way to increase the impact of a personal contribution to UNCG.

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Endowments

Endowments provide donors with opportunities to create living legacies and touch the lives of future generations.

Share your Spartan Story

Our story is a powerful one. We began in 1891 to provide women with access to a college education. Today, we light the way for a vast array of students from all backgrounds and circumstances.

Every Spartan has a story. What’s yours?

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