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College of Arts + Architecture

The College of Arts + Architecture is an interdisciplinary community of imaginative thinkers, makers, and problem-solvers working in design and the visual and performing arts. A close-knit college of nearly 1000 students, the CoA+A offers more than 30 degrees and concentrations – all nationally accredited – across five creative departments.

As we prepare students for a post-pandemic landscape, we celebrate the resilience of the arts and artists and their unique ability to create a more beautiful and just world.

Join us in our quest to empower the next generation of creative visionaries by supporting student scholarships in the CoA+A.

Thank you!

Up for the Challenge? 

Make a bigger impact by taking advantage of the following challenges!

  • Competition of the Fine Arts! An anonymous alumni couple has stepped up to challenge the Art, Theatre, and Dance departments of CoA to reach the highest number of gifts during #NinerNationGives. The area with the most gifts will unlock the biggest reward!
  • Happy 50th Anniversary, SoA! 50 gifts to the School of Architecture will unlock $1,500 to the LS3P School of Architecture Scholarship from alumnus Jeff Floyd '77.
  • Theatre and Dance need your help, Niners! 25 gifts to either of these fine arts during #NinerNationGives will unlock a $2,000 reward for the Performing Arts Scholarship from UNC Charlotte employee Beth Crigler! 
  • For each gift made to the Music Department during #NinerNationGives, award-winning tubist Jim Self will contribute $1,000 (up to 25 gifts). Increase your impact on music and give now!
  • Did you graduate in the last decade?! If so, alumni couple Gene '73 and Vickie '71, '82 Johnson are challenging all colleges to reach 49 young alumni donors during #NinerNationGives. Each college that succeeds will unlock a $4,900 reward. The college that hits the goal first will also win a bonus $4,900! Give now to shape what's next for the College of Arts + Architecture. 
  • #NinerNationGives is calling on students to spark support for the college's Art Quad! 49 student gifts of any amount to the College of Arts + Architecture Fund will unlock a $2,000 prize to support student programming in this outdoor space for emerging artists.

Shape What's Next for the College of Arts + Architecture  

Support student scholarships, programs, or any of our five departments within the CoA+A, or choose from one of the two general funds below.

College of Arts + Architecture 
By supporting this fund, you give the Dean and Department Chairs/Director the opportunity to fund travel abroad programs, emergency relief funding, financial assistance to those in need, and financial awards. As an example, the CoA+A typically generates $30,000 in ticket sales and donations during live performances. Because of COVID we were able to open shows to the public last year. Your gifts will be put to use in a most deserving way.

Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band 
The Marching Band is the single most visible entity on the University campus. They perform at football games, at basketball games, at Convocation, at special events, and even city parades. They take part in local high school competitions and deliver 49er Pride in many joyful ways. Members of the Pride of Niner Nation come from each of the eight Colleges on our campus, all ages and majors.  Your gift provides pivotal funding as we continue to grow.

Last Gift of #NNG Challenge
Shoutout to Zoe Weatherington for making the LAST GIFT of #NinerNationGives! Zoe's gift in honor of her mother, Charlotte 49ers Volleyball Coach Karen Weatherington, has unlocked a bonus $250 for volleyball. Thank you Zoe!
UNLOCKED: Wear Green Wednesday Social Media Challenge
What an incredible "Wear Green Wednesday," Niner Nation. Thank you to everyone that shared their UNC Charlotte pride today, and thank you to Jimmy Touchstone '93 for your inspirational school spirit! 49 pics have unlocked Jimmy's $490 reward.
First Time Donor Challenge
Thank you for supporting #NinerNationGives for the first time! An anonymous alumna of CLAS has unlocked the $250 prize for the college. Go Niners!
*NEW* Support Scholarships Challenge
You did it AGAIN! 75 more gifts in support of UNC Charlotte scholarships have unlocked Susan Jamison's $4,900 reward. We are blown away by your generosity, Niners. You have helped shape what's next for the University's 75th anniversary!
627 / 627 Gifts
49er Faculty & Staff Giving Challenge
THANK YOU, Faculty & Staff! Your support and dedication to Niner Nation is greatly appreciated, and truly shapes what's next for UNC Charlotte every single day. 500 faculty and staff have supported #NinerNationGives, unlocking Keith and Diane Wassum's generous $50,000 reward for scholarships. Go Niners!
500 / 500 Donors
$1,949 for 1,949 Alumni!
The Alumni Association is so thankful for the dedicated support of our alumni at UNC Charlotte. They have awarded #NinerNationGives with the full $1,949 reward in response to your generosity, alumni! Thank you!
Early Bird Challenge
Thank you for kicking off day 2 of #NinerNationGives, early risers! The Bank of America UNC Charlotte Alumni Scholarship received the most gifts this morning, unlocking a bonus $250 for the fund.
*TIMED EVENT* Baker Bonus Bucks
Congratulations to the Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship! This fund received the most support from 4p.m. to 8p.m., unlocking the Bakers' $250 bonus bucks!
1,946th Gift
Sending a big #NinerNationGives shout out to current UNC Charlotte senior Hope Robinson '22! She has unlocked a bonus $500 for Formula SAE IC. Thank you, Hope!
Theatre and Dance Scholarship Challenge
CHALLENGE UNLOCKED: 25 gifts for Theatre and Dance have unlocked Beth Crigler's $2,000 reward for the Performing Arts Scholarship. Thank you!
1000 Reasons to Support Music
The Music department thanks you, Niners! Your gifts to music have unlocked award winning tubist Jim Self's generous $25,000 prize for music scholarships.
School of Architecture 50th Anniversary Challenge
Thank you for celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the School of Architecture during #NinerNationGives! 50 gifts for Architecture have unlocked LS3P's $1,500 reward.
50 / 50 Gifts
Kevin Bailey Student Challenge
THANK YOU STUDENTS! 1,049 student gifts during #NinerNationGives have unlocked Kevin Bailey's $1,049 reward. Go Niners!
RACE TO 49: Young Alumni Challenge
CONGRATULATIONS, CLAS! The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences was the first to reach 49 young alumni donors, unlocking an additional $4,900 prize from Gene '73 and Vickie '71, '82 Johnson. Thank you all so much for supporting #NinerNationGives!
75th Anniversary Chancellor Challenge
Thank you for celebrating UNC Charlotte's 75th Anniversary, Niner Nation! By supporting scholarships during #NinerNationGives, you have helped shape what's next for our University. 75 alumni have unlocked Chancellor Gaber's $4,900 reward for needed scholarships.
75 / 75 Donors
149 Minute Scholarship Challenge!
YOU DID IT! 49 gifts in support of scholarships at UNC Charlotte in just 149 minutes have unlocked Joanna Gammon's $249 reward. Thank you Niners!
49 / 49 Gifts
Battle of the Units!
Charlotte 49ers Athletics is the winner of this year's $NinerNationGives Battle of the Units! Thank you to all areas of our great University for participating.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Charlotte 49ers Athletics 1,022
2 Student Affairs 458
3 William States Lee College of Engineering 434
4 Belk College of Business 241
5 College of Arts + Architecture 214
Niner Students 2:1 Match Challenge
THANK YOU STUDENTS! Your gifts have been matched 2:1 by Gene and Vickie Johnson. We are blown away by your support of #NinerNationGives.
$14,074 MATCHED
Battle of the Graduating Classes
Shout out to the class of 1992 for securing the most gifts during #NinerNationGives! You have ranked #1 for this year's Battle of the Graduating Classes. Thank you!
Graduation year
Rank Answer Gifts
1 1992 53
2 2020 47
3 2019 44
4 2018 44
5 2010 43
6 2015 43
7 2017 43
8 1993 40
9 2023 39
10 2012 39
11 2014 37
12 2021 35
13 2022 35
14 2007 35
15 2008 34
Farthest Niner Challenge
BIG thank you to Geography alum Daidai Shen '20! Your gift all the way from Shanghai, China has unlocked a bonus $250 for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences! #NinerNationGives is shaping what's next at UNC Charlotte all across the globe.
UNLOCKED: Turn the Map GREEN Challenge
WE DID IT! Niners across the USA have turned the map GREEN for #NinerNationGives, unlocking our challenger's bonus $500 prize! Thank you!
Greek Chapter Giving Leaderboard
You did it! Kappa Delta has topped this year's Greek leaderboard. THANK YOU to our entire Greek community for supporting #NinerNationGives.
Greek Organization
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Kappa Delta 109
2 Delta Sigma Phi 74
3 Pi Kappa Phi 62
4 Zeta Beta Tau 53
5 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 25
6 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 25
7 Lambda Chi Alpha 15
8 Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority 15
9 Lambda Theta Phi 11
10 Alpha Delta Pi 10
11 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 8
12 Phi Delta Theta 8
13 Alpha Chi Omega 7
14 Sigma Kappa 7
15 Delta Zeta 7
Young Alumni Battle of the Colleges - A+A
Thank you for participating in #NinerNationGives, young alumni of Arts + Architecture! Your gifts have inspired Gene and Vickie Johnson to contribute their generous $4,900 reward for the college.
Competition of the Fine Arts
Congratulations to the Dance department for taking first place in the Competition of the Fine Arts leaderboard! The Arts were neck and neck throughout the 49 hours, with Art close behind in second place and Theatre taking third on day 3. Thank you all for supporting #NinerNationGives!
Rank Prize Arts + Architecture Gifts
1 $1,000 Dance Scholarship Fund 15
2 $750 Art Department Fund 14
3 $250 Theatre Scholarship Fund 12
CoA+A Art Quad Challenge for Students
Thank you to the students of CoAA for giving back during #NinerNationGives. Your gifts have sparked a generous $2,000 gift for the art quad. See you all at CoAAPalooza!
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