Campaign News

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…

Penny family smiling at the beach

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…

At UNCG, governor awards Long Leaf Pine honor to Safran, Kaplan

Randall Kaplan and Susan Morris Safran were surprised with the presentation of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine awards during the UNC Greensboro Celebration of Philanthropy event on Oct. 12. Governor Roy Cooper appeared at the UNCG event to personally present these high honors.  North…

Fun, games, and philanthropy at Founders Day 2022

As the sun shined on the statue of Charles McIver outside Jackson Library, UNCG staff volunteers set up tables at several locations around campus. They were there to celebrate UNCG’s founders, to recognize how far the University has come, and to teach students about the importance…

Fripp gifts make big impact

With two degrees in history – a bachelor’s from Woman’s College and a master’s from UNC Greensboro – Gayle Hicks Fripp ’63, ’69 MA became one of the most impactful historians in Guilford County.  Now, her impact in the field is assured for perpetuity.   Mrs. Gayle…