UNCG received the Gold Chairman’s Award from the State Employees Combined Campaign for the highest per capita donation for a UNC school of its size in 2012.

UNCG employees contributed $240,696 to the fundraising campaign, which helps support more than 1,000 charitable organizations throughout the region and state. It surpassed its 2012 goal of $235,000.

NC A&T won the Silver Award in the same category.

The 2012 statewide campaign raised $4.4 million, for more than a 5.5 percent increase from the previous year, reversing a downward trend. The last increase in the campaign had been in 2007.

The SECC web site shows that UNCG had 46 percent participation. Only Elizabeth City State, with 53 percent, had a higher percentage in the UNC system. The third-highest was N.C. State, with 41 percent participation.


By Michael Harris