Parents & Family

Lifelong Bulldog supporters.

Gifts from parents and grandparents to the University Excellence Fund make a significant difference in the lives of students at UNC Asheville. These unrestricted gifts allow the university to channel funds to help meet strategic priorities and respond quickly to critical needs and unique opportunities that enrich the student experience.

The University Excellence Fund provides flexible dollars for innovations in the classroom and laboratory, advancements in faculty teaching and research, and investments in the global perspectives and local commitment of our students.

The University Excellence Fund has helped with:

  • Library resources.
  • Undergraduate research grants.
  • Career Center networking trips, guides and software to help students meet career goals.
  • Student activities that prepare students for life after graduation.
  • Key Center for Service-Learning projects.

All gifts are important, but those from family are extra special!

You can make a gift online now or contact Laura Herndon, Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, at 828.232.5132 or