UNCG’s Light the Way campaign at $163M 

For the second year in a row, UNC Greensboro has announced its best fundraising year ever.

UNCG has exceeded $163 million in its comprehensive Light the Way campaign. Light the Way: The Campaign for Earned Achievement, which launched publicly in Fall 2021, is well on its way to its goal of $200 million.

“In the past fiscal year, our total gifts and new commitments equaled $26.9 million,” said Randall Kaplan and Susan Safran ’77, chairs of the UNCG campaign. “This level of commitment will make a profound impact on our University in the years and decades ahead.”

They noted that “outright giving” increased in the past fiscal year by 41% to $22.7 million. And they called special attention to alumni support in the last year. Giving by UNCG alumni increased 156% to $10.2 million. 

The campaign is designed to elevate the University, strategically strengthening three key areas: access, excellence, and impact. The campaign is increasing scholarships to give talented students access to life-changing public higher education. It is expanding the number of endowed chairs and professorships. It is creating a springboard to launch new ideas and create innovative programs.

This campaign has already resulted in 155 endowed scholarships, eight professorships, and 211 program funds.

21,043 unique donors have given during this campaign so far, helping to propel the University to greater heights.

“Since our founding over 130 years ago, UNCG has been providing our students an exceptional education – and the collective UNCG family has been making a difference in our communities through our research and service,” said UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. “Everyone who is a part of this campaign is helping the University light the way forward.” 

Complete information about Light the Way: The Campaign for Earned Achievement, including ways to get involved, may be found at lighttheway.uncg.edu.