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UNCW raises nearly $10 million in ’07

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WILMINGTON, N.C. – Fueled by four donations of at least $1 million in a single year, the annual fundraising at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for fiscal 2007 totaled almost $9.7 million.

BB&T awarded the school more than $1 million to create the Moral Foundations of Capitalism Program at the Cameron School of Business to support the school’s BB&T Student Managed Investment Fund.

Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson donated $1 million to fund a total of 20 new scholarships, at least one for each of the university’s academic departments.

A two-year $2 million gift from alumni Herbert and Sylvia Fisher will support programs for students at the Fisher Student Center.

And a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation of more than $1 million will endow the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers non-credit courses and other services for adult learners.

In addition, 18 planned gifts secured during the year will bring in an estimated total of $1.6 million, while faculty and staff increased their donations by more than half to over $189,000.

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