Campaign Success Stories

Your Stories, Your Impact

Thank you for making a difference through the Campaign for UNC.  Follow the stories of impact and success that donor philanthropy makes possible every day and throughout our campus community.



Gift Supports Veteran, Active Duty and ROTC business students

Thanks to an estate gift left by long time UNC friend and Northern Colorado business leader Larry Vosmera, UNC creates a new scholarship for veteran, active duty or ROTC students majoring in business. The fund will also name a space in the new Campus Commons. [Read Full Story]


Bianca Acosta

Changing Lives in Ways Only Bears Can

Bears take care of Bears, and being part of the Bear community means, no matter where you are, you’re never without a helping hand when you need it most. When student Bianca Acosta suffered extensive damage to her home and faced the impossible choice to either drop out of school to afford to fix it or stay in school and risk homelessness with her 10-year-old daughter, her UNC network took action to help. We asked Bianca to share her story. [Read Full Post]



Bear Tuesday Bear Pantry

Champion a Campus Cause on Bear Tuesday

UNC means something special to each of us, and so our choice to support an area of campus – a specific program, department or opportunity – is personal. But what if we all came together to champion our favorite cause on the same day and encouraged fellow Bears in our network to do the same. That’s what Bear Tuesday is all about. [Read Full Story]


Shawn Tebben

Tebben Named Inaugural Allen McConnell Chair in Accounting

Shawn Tebben is the inaugural Allen McConnell Endowed Chair in Accounting for the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business and joins the accounting faculty this fall. Tebben kicks off her role with gratitude to the generous donors to the Allen McConnell Endowed Chair fund. [Read Full Post]



Hawaii Club Luau

E Komo Mai — Welcome

A close community and financial support provide UNC’s Hawaii students a warm welcome. Tuition support from the Western Undergraduate Exchange, UNC's Aloha Scholarship, and program support funded through the Asian Pacific Students Services Center, help students like Jewel Mahoe '17 and others from Hawaii choose UNC. [Read Full Story]


Paul Heidger

First UNC Honors Alum Gives Back to Future Educators

A gift from alumnus Paul Heidger '63, along with a matching grant from the Colorado Department of Higher Education, provide $113,000 investment in UNC's Honors' Program. The gift, made in honor of Paul's late first wife Barbara will provide support to current UNC Students. [Read Full Story]


2016-2017 Giving Summary

With the Campaign for UNC in full swing, momentum is building in support of student success and other university priorities. Thank you to the generous donors who made contributions during the 2016-17 year. [Read Full Post]


Appreciation Week

Who are you grateful for at UNC?

UNC carries a special place in the hearts, so often tied to a memory of friend, favorite professor or beloved coach. These uncommon bonds help us manage the up's and down's of college life; let's take a moment to thank them. [Read Full Post]


Campus Commons Construction is Underway

Campus Commons construction is underway thanks in large part to the generous donors who support the vision of improved student success, community connections and a new showcase for UNC arts. [Read Full Post]