In partnership with campus colleagues, the university's Office of Development builds relationships with individuals and organizations to match the interests of donors with the strengths and funding opportunities of UNC. Private gifts of all amounts play a crucial role in supporting students, faculty and programs. Here's a summary of some recent notable gifts to UNC.
Bob and Bonnie Phelps, parents of a College of Humanities and Social Sciences alumnus, committed $190,000 to scholarships for Communication Studies majors.
The MacAllister Foundation has supported College of Education and Behavioral Science students with a commitment of $200,000 in scholarship funding.
Karen Shirey endowed the Raymond J. Kruse Wrestling Scholarship with a $50,000 gift in memory of her father.
President Kay Norton and her husband Tom have endowed a scholarship fund with a gift of $50,000 for first-generation students with financial need who are involved in public service.
The Langworthy Theater Lobby renovation will proceed with a gift of $40,000 from the Schramm Foundation.
A grant of $50,000 from the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation will fund the teacher mentor program at the Center for Urban Education, as well as support workshops and seminars that will prepare our teachers-in-training for success in work and life.
A $50,000 grant from Mile High United Way also will support the mentoring program at the Center for Urban Education, while another $50,000 from Mile High United Way will support student scholarships there.
The Colorado Health Medical Group donated $35,000 to benefit students in the College of Performing and Visual Arts through scholarships.
Banner Health has completed a multi-year commitment of $500,000 that endowed a distinguished professorship in nursing.
Thurm Wright (BA-51) established a $50,000 scholarship endowment in honor of his and his brother Bill's (BA-57, MA-61) UNC experience. The scholarship will benefit student-athletes in the men's basketball and baseball programs.
UNC friend Karen Clugston donated $27,000 to provide scholarships for Native American students.
The Monfort College of Business' Garth Allen Distinguished Chair Endowment grew by $35,000 with a gift from alumnus Scott Treiber (BS-81).
Additionally, 1,500 alumni and friends gave almost $117,000 during the first six months of the fiscal year to the University of Northern Colorado Scholarship Fund. The UNC Scholarship Fund is unrestricted and gives the university great flexibility to recruit and retain students. Gifts ranged in size from $5 to $4,000.
For more information, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 351-2551.