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Claire Stanley
Associate Vice Chancellor for Donor Relations stanleyc@uncw.edu

Mailing Address:
Friends of UNCW
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5631

Phone:
910.962.3169

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Click below to meet the Friends of UNCW Scholarship Recipient, Jamie Gerlach '13

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Honorary Friends member, Louise Gorham, posing with husband, Dumay Gorham.

Honorary member, Louise Gorham '59, with her husband, Dumay Gorham '58, at the 2010 annual Grants Award Coffee.

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Friends of UNCW

The Friends of UNCW, a volunteer organization formed in December 1963 to help Wilmington College (now UNCW) increase the library's holdings from 11,000 volumes to a minimum of 50,000 volumes – a requirement at the time for accreditation as a four-year institution. The Friends met that goal and have been steadfast UNCW supporters for more 50 years.

The organization's current contributions include supporting a merit scholarship and annually funding special projects based on proposals from UNCW faculty and staff.

News & Events

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Friends of UNCW! The Friends of the Library was founded in 1963 to assist in the accreditation of Wilmington College. As our college grew to a university, we followed, becoming Friends of UNCW. Today we support and promote educational, scientific and charitable projects on behalf of the university.

The Friends of UNCW seek proposals for projects that will directly benefit your department but do not require substantial amounts of money. For fiscal year 2013, The Friends of UNCW received 35 grant requests from different departments totaling over $52,000. Twelve awards totaling $10,218.35 were awarded, with individual grant amounts ranging from $400 to $1,500. As in years past, the board anticipates receiving more requests than can be funded, but be assured their selection process involves careful study and evaluation of each proposal.

To apply for a grant, please check back at the beginning of the the Spring 2014 semester. The funding period for the current grants is July 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014; only projects and/or purchases that can be completed during this time frame will be considered. Also, all requests for funds must be approved by the Dean/Department Chair of your area to ensure that the request complies with the educational, research or service mission of the university.

Grant Awards for Fiscal Year 2014

The fiscal year 2014 Friends of UNCW Grant Recipients were honored on May 7, 2013, at the annual Grants Award Coffee at Kenan House.

The grants committee reviewed 37 grant proposals, with a combined value of more than $36,000. The committee members were pleased to recommend 17 grant proposals, which were partially or fully funded - totalling $12,638.83. Congratulations to the Friends of UNCW Grant Recipients!

Members- Fiscal Year 2014

Mary Battle
Cynthia Boylan
Virginia Callaway
Mary Cheek
Kathleen S. Craig
Elizabeth Donald - President
Elizabeth Dunn
Whitney Finley
Julie Fisher '83- Treasurer
Marge Gates
Louise Gorham '59 - Honorary Member
Annie Gray Sprunt Johnston
Koula Katsikis - Secretary
Janice Kingoff '77 - Advisor/Life Member
Linda Lawson
Linda Nance '74 - Honorary Member
Marcie Nance
Michelle Parker
Jean Poole
Peggy Pancoe Rosoff
Janis Sass
Judy Smith
Claire Stanley - UNCW Staff Liaison
Leigh Venters '88
Ellen Wells '69
Margaret White
Polly White


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