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University Priorities

Since our founding on September 23, 1946, UNC Charlotte has transformed from a night school serving World War II veterans into a vibrant research university, making it one of the great success stories of American higher education. With characteristic grace and determination, our founder, Bonnie E. Cone worked tirelessly for the University, motivating students, winning friends, and attracting benefactors.

As we continue to honor Miss Bonnie's legacy and keep her tradition of serving others alive, we encourage you to support UNC Charlotte students by making a gift of any size to one of our student success initiatives. 

Up for the Challenge? 

Make a bigger impact by taking advantage of challenges during the 49 hours of #NinerNationGives.

  • In celebration of UNC Charlotte's 75th anniversary, Chancellor Sharon Gaber is challenging 75 alumni to support scholarships during #NinerNationGives. Dr. Gaber will contribute a $7,500 reward to the Evergreen University Scholarship fund when the goal is reached!
  • Long-time employee and proud 49er, Betty Doster, is challenging Niner Nation to support Student Wellness for #NinerNationGives. 75 gifts to any student success fund will unlock her $2,000 reward. 
  • University partner TIAA will be matching gifts to the Jamil Niner Student Pantry dollar for dollar up to $10,000 for #NinerNationGives! Double your impact and give now.

Evergreen Scholarship Fund

The Evergreen Scholarship Fund is a unique and flexible scholarship fund designated to help our students with their ultimate goal - to graduate. This criteria allows us to identify the changing needs of our diverse group of students over time to help them meet their goals. 

As a result, the Evergreen Scholarship Fund allows the University to combine several donors' gifts, regardless of size, to leverage additional funding for students to get them over a small financial hurdle.

 Sharon L. Gaber Student Success Scholarship Fund

Celebrating Dr. Gaber’s success to date as UNC Charlotte’s fifth Chancellor, the University is establishing the Sharon L. Gaber Student Success Scholarship Fund. This need-based scholarship will open doors of opportunity for students, inspiring the next generation of innovative thinkers and leaders for the Charlotte area and beyond.

Joan F. Lorden Graduate Opportunity Fund

In recognition of Dr. Lorden’s long-standing service and outstanding contributions, individuals within and beyond the University are working to establish the Joan F. Lorden Graduate Opportunity Fund as she retires later this year after over 19 years of service. The fellowship will be available to students undertaking any course of graduate study who have demonstrated financial need and academic excellence. The UNC Charlotte Foundation has offered a dollar-per-dollar match for contributions up to $25,000.

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
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
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!
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
TIAA Pantry Challenge
Thank you for doubling your impact for the Jamil Niner Student Pantry! Over $18,000 has been raised for the pantry during #NinerNationGives thanks to TIAA's generous match.
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
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!
Student Wellness Challenge
Thank you for supporting student wellness during #NinerNationGives. 75 gifts have unlocked Betty Doster's $2,000 contribution to the Collegiate Recovery Community at UNC Charlotte.
75 / 75 Gifts
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!
Joan F. Lorden Graduate Opportunity Challenge
Thank you, Niner Nation, for supporting the Lorden Graduate Opportunity Fund in recognition of Provost Joan Lorden's service to UNC Charlotte. The Foundation's full $25,000 match to the fund has been unlocked, and we can't thank you enough for your generosity towards #NinerNationGives.
$21,070 MATCHED
Kevin Bailey Student Challenge
THANK YOU STUDENTS! 1,049 student gifts during #NinerNationGives have unlocked Kevin Bailey's $1,049 reward. Go Niners!
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