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 the following challenges!

  • 75 donors to the Student Emergency Housing fund unlocks $15,000 
  • TIAA will be matching all donations dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, to the Student Emergency Fund and the Jamil Niner Student Pantry
  • 249 gifts to the Student Emergency Fund in the first 29 hours unlocks $3,000
  • 49 gifts to the Pantry from alumnus Dhiaa Jamil '78, for whom the Jamil Niner Pantry is named, unlocks his $1,049 gift

Alumni Association Scholarship for Social Justice

The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Scholarship for Social Justice was created by the Alumni Association to support and uplift current students engaged in social action, racial justice and economic efforts in their communities. The fund provides annual support to returning undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need, potential for academic success in their chosen program of study, and a record of service or social action either at UNC Charlotte, in the greater Charlotte community or in the student’s hometown.

Student Emergency Housing Fund

The short-term Emergency Housing program seeks to assist UNC Charlotte students with temporary on- campus housing who have been displaced from their home or apartment, or have experienced a crisis that has caused a significant change in their housing status. Your support ensures that 49er students are safe, supported and have a roof over their head as they work toward a degree and finding a housing solution.

UNC Charlotte Student Emergency Fund

The UNC Charlotte Student Emergency Fund helps current students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses, including pandemics. Please consider donating to the Emergency Fund to help our Niners during this difficult time.

Jamil Niner Student Pantry

The Jamil Niner Student Pantry provides assistance to UNC Charlotte students who struggle with food insecurities, helping ensure that every student has access to nutritious food. During this time, the on-campus pantry remains open for students, utilizing a web order form to maximize social distancing. The staff bags the groceries and hands them to students so they don’t have to shop in the pantry. A contribution of $50 to the Jamil Niner Food Pantry will provide seven lunches and a $100 donation will feed one student dinner all week.

Help stock the shelves immediately with the Jamil Niner Pantry's Virtual Food Drive! The Pantry's most-needed food and toiletry items can be found on this Amazon wish list. Simply choose the items and ship them directly to the University to allow the Pantry to replenish its supply.


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