Changing Lives Through Advancing Access to Life’s Opportunities

We believe education has the power to change lives, and in the School of Education, our core purpose is to change lives through advancing access to life’s opportunities. Our students and faculty have the vision… you have the resources for their mission. You have the power to help us help them change lives through your gifts.

Why Give?

You may support the School of Education for a variety of reasons. You are a proud graduate. You believe in the power of education. You want to make an impact. What inspires you? Support the School of Education and change lives for generations to come.

Annual Gifts & John H. Cook Champions for Education

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Annual gifts support the greatest needs of the School of Education, individual departments, and programs.

The challenge of solving the wicked problem of educational inequity requires much commitment and many resources. It takes champions who are willing to partner with and invest in the School of Education as we work towards addressing the needs of our students, faculty, and the larger community of children, educators, and organizations we serve. It means having supporters who believe in the importance of innovation, helping with reducing student debt, preparing exceptional educators, and delivering leading-edge programs and services out of the SOE into our schools to expand opportunities for all children.

The John H. Cook Champions for Education recognizes alumni and friends making leadership gifts to the School of Education of $1,000 or more annually. By giving at this level each year, Cook Champions for Education provide critical funding to support our core purpose of creating life-changing opportunities through education. The John H. Cook Campions for Education recognizes the extraordinary and innovative leadership of Dr. John H. Cook, the first Dean of the School of Education, and puts the focus on the champions who make the work we do possible.


An endowment is a financial gift that’s invested to meet a donor’s desire to make a difference on a permanent basis. The gift becomes part of the larger UNCG endowment, allowing the principal to earn interest to fund scholarships, program funds, professorships, and more. Because endowments are forever, the giver can give them an honorary name. Endowments may be established while you are living, or can be part of your estate.

Gifts of $50,000 or more can change the lives of students and faculty in a transformative way by providing access to scholarship, financial support, research, experiential education, leadership opportunities, and more.

Naming endowments and other funds begin at this level. These gifts may be pledged and fulfilled over a period of years.

Planned Gifts

Leave a legacy at the School of Education and change lives for generations to come.

Financial or estate gifts allow you to make lasting impact now or after your lifetime while enjoying current financial benefits for yourself and your family.

Contact Us

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For questions or more information on how you can support the School of Education, please contact:

Courtney Dabney, Senior Director of Development
[email protected]
Phone: 336.256.0496

Inspirational Educators

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Wishing to recognize the significant impact so many educators have made in the lives of students, the UNC Greensboro School of Education launched a new initiative in 2018 honoring Inspirational Educators. All monies raised through the nomination of Inspirational Educators will fund new Student Excellence Awards for UNC Greensboro School of Education students. When you nominate an Inspirational Educator, your gift not only honors a legacy, but inspires our students and helps us provide them with the best preparation possible.

School of Education Development Office

Courtney Dabney, Senior Director of Development [email protected]


School of Education Building, Room 346

Mailing Address:
School of Education Building
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402