The impact of our generous donors comes through clearly and authentically in the words of our students. Your support makes dreams possible, opens doors, creates access to education, illuminates opportunities and changes lives – but not only for the student who benefits from your support. Philanthropy at UNC makes a difference for students, their families and the global community as they uncover solutions, help others and reach their potential. Here, we share the stories of our students, alumni and donors with gratitude and inspiration.
Student and Alumni Stories
Our alumni and students share inspiring and uplifting stories about the impact of your generosity.
Chevron generously funded student scholarships and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fellows program, furthering UNC’s mission to foster an inclusive campus environment.
Enabled by donor support, the Cumbres teacher preparation program equips undergraduate education students declaring an endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education to succeed.
Dakota Baer ’23 nearly gave up on her dream of becoming a teacher, but with the help of the Goodman Teacher Scholarship, Baer achieved her dream and graduated debt-free.
Student and Alumni Choir Takes The Stage at Carnegie Hall
Students from the College of Performing and Visual Arts Choir recently traveled to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. This was UNC’s inaugural performance at the historic venue. More than 90 current choir students and about 50 alumni from the Front Range performed Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana to more than 1,000 spectators. The piece, which requires roughly 150 singers, gave choir director Jill Burgett, D.A., the opportunity to bring students from her nearly 15 years at UNC together to perform.
“Our alumni are widespread, so it became a wonderful opportunity to hold this collaborative event with UNC at the core,” she said.
The PVA Student Travel Experiences Fund made the trip possible. Thanks to the deep generosity of alumni and donors who contributed nearly $140,000 — student fees, travel and lodging expenses were covered — providing beyond-the-classroom opportunities as part of their UNC education. Read About the Performance
Meet Our Donors
UNC donors form a diverse community, with a deep interest in helping students now and in the future. Get to know a few of our generous donors and reach out if you would like to learn more about joining our community through your philanthropy.
She may be many miles from Greeley, but Molly Burich carries her UNC experience with pride, and is making sure others are inspired to do the same.
UNC Trustee Annette Martinez ’86 honors her parents’ belief in education by supporting the Cumbres program and scholarships.
Greeley’s WeldWerks Brewing Co. supports a university program that gives students, faculty and staff a space to explore topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion.