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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.

Student Snapshot: The Impact of Donor Supported Scholarships

More than $13.5 million was invested in scholarships for current and future students through the Campaign for UNC. [Read Full Story]

Study Abroad Connects Student To First Home

UNC student Luci Patton was adopted by a US family from an orphanage in China. Her five week study abroad in the summer of 2017 gave her the opportunity to visit this "first home." [Read Full Story]

Campus Commons Spring 2018 Update

Construction continues on UNC's new Campus Commons. Take a look inside to see the progress and learn how this building will help UNC maintain momentum for the future. [Read Full Story]

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]

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]

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]

Blue and Gold Gratitude: Bears Say 'Thanks' During Appreciation Week

A flood of bright gold cards are making their way to every corner of campus, lifting spirits along the way. The cards are a tradition of UNC’s annual Appreciation Week, recognizing everything from the campus squirrels to dining services and our exceptional faculty and staff. [Read Full Story]

Scholarships Offer More than Support

Scholarship recipients and twin sisters Sandra and Cassandra Toca help donors understand that scholarship funds offer more than financial support to students like them. [Read Full Story]

It Takes a Community of Bears

UNC student, Rachael Carrillo ’20 (Sociology), says guidance from university staff and support from the Reisher Family and Stryker Institute for Leadership Development scholarships is the only reason she’s a Bear today. [Read Full Story]

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]

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]

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]

First Ever UNC Comprehensive Campaign Raises $54.2 Million

Thanks to the support of more than 10,000 generous donors, the Campaign for UNC surpassed its $45 million goal and raised a total of $54,250,654! [Read Full Story]

From Spartan to Bear: Scholarship Donor and Recipient Share Common Bond

Although they live more than 1,000 miles apart, and their time as UNC students is separated by more than 30 years, Alumnus Richard Smith, BS ’81, and Sophomore Darren DeLaCroix have more in common than meets the eye. [Read Full Story]

Topping off a Year of Growth and Change

UNC closed 2017 with the beam raising for Campus Commons and nearly $42 million raised toward the Campaign for UNC goal of $45 million. Find out what highlights stood out during a year of growth and change on campus. [Read Full Post]

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]

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]

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]

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