The E. L. White Society

The E. L. White Society is an organization of individuals who support the University of North Carolina Wilmington through a gift plan of $25,000 or more, typically created by a future interest gift through a will, trust, life insurance, IRA and other bequest methods. The society is named after a former Wilmington mayor and Wilmington College Board of Trustee who made the first planned gift to the college through his will. Mayor White’s initial gift still exists in the university endowment and supports scholarships at UNCW.

The society was initiated in 2002. Each year, members of the E. L. White Society are invited to a special induction ceremony for new members, hosted by the Foundation for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Inc.

All individuals who have included UNCW in their estate plans are encouraged to inform the university of their generous gift intentions by contacting University Advancement at 910/962-3751.


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