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New ‘rescue fund’ helps Spartans stay in school

The Seeker Rescue Fund at UNC Greensboro will provide relief to students whose education may be at risk due to a short-term lack of resources. Susan Seeker Jones ’78 and Jim Jones Jr. hope that their $125,000 gift will inspire others to support UNCG’s scholars. Susan…

Douglas, Fischer honored by Triad’s Association of Fundraising Professionals

Spartans Mae Douglas and Beth Fischer were honored on this year’s National Philanthropy Day. Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Triad Chapter recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations from across the region for their philanthropic contributions that “Change the Triad with a Giving Heart.”  UNCG…

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Professor’s estate gift impacts UNCG arts

The estate of former art history professor Claire Kelleher, a longtime faculty member and scholar of medieval art and architecture, is impacting four funds related to the arts at UNCG.

Barretta Scholarships fuel foundation for careers

Entrepreneurs Sherry and Tony Barretta recognize education as the key to their career success. Sherry graduated from UNC Greensboro in 1972 with a degree in elementary education, but after a short teaching career and earning advanced degrees, she entered the IT field and subsequently founded VisionCor,…

With nearly $4 million in gifts, James Dutton created impact for the ages

Greensboro native James Dutton loved volleyball, playing competitively well into his sixties. As he decided how to make an impact as part of UNC Greensboro’s Light the Way campaign, his strategy was simple: invest in the future success of UNCG Women’s Volleyball. His $2.2 million planned…

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Penny Family Fund supports faculty research

Faculty at UNCG’s School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) will receive additional support for research thanks to a planned gift from Judy Penny ’70, ’74 MA, ’89 PhD. The gift will establish the Penny Family Faculty First Endowment and advance HHS faculty research, much of…