Naming Opportunities - UNCSA

Naming Opportunities

There are a number of ways your gift to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts may be named in memory of a deceased friend, relative or alumna/us. Or, you may make a contribution to the School of the Arts in honor of an individual or organization. 

For more information on any of these naming opportunities, please contact the Office of Advancement at 336-770-3330.

Scholarships

Scholarship funds support annual awards to students and may be based upon achievement or financial need. Your scholarship gift may be unrestricted and used where the need is greatest, or you may restrict your gift to one of the five arts schools: Dance, Drama, Music, Design & Production or Filmmaking.

Named Endowed Distinguished Scholarships
Minimum $100,000

Income from these funds supports annual awards to students who demonstrate exemplary accomplishment. The funds may be restricted to one of the five arts schools or may be unrestricted and used where the need is greatest. 

Named Endowed Scholarships
Minimum $25,000

Recipients may be restricted to one of the five schools or may be unrestricted. 

Named Annual Scholarships
Minimum $2,500 per year

Annual scholarships are provided on a yearly basis. The scholarship remains in effect at the discretion of the donor. A named term scholarship for a four-year term, for example, can be established with a pledge of $10,000 or more.

Faculty

Income from endowed faculty funds is used to provide supplemental salary and additional support for travel, equipment needs, staff assistants, research, special projects and other activities to enhance teaching for resident faculty.

Named Distinguished Chair
Minimum $1 million*

Named Distinguished Professorship
Minimum $500,000*

Named Endowed Faculty Development Fund
Minimum $250,000

Named Distinguished Guest Artist Endowment Fund
Minimum $100,000

Named Guest Artist Endowment Fund
Minimum $50,000 

*Through a special challenge grant initiative issued by the State of North Carolina, endowed professorships totaling $333,000 will be matched with $167,000 to create a $500,000 fund. Endowed professorships totaling $667,000 will be matched to create a $1 million fund. To qualify for matching funds, the gift must be paid within a five-year period.

Guest Artists

Your gift can bring noted guest artists to the campus to teach and share their experiences with students. Guest artists represent the plurality of approaches in the arts and complement the work of the School's resident faculty. Guest artist endowment funds provide money for travel, housing and salaries.

Named Distinguished Alumni Guest Artists Endowment Fund
Minimum $100,000

A named endowed fund in this category supports the work of the School of the Arts by providing assistance to bring noted alumni to the campus for master classes and public appearances.

Named Guest Artist Endowment Fund
Minimum $50,000

A named endowed fund in this category supports the work of the School of the Arts by providing assistance to bring noted guest artists in any arts discipline to the campus for master classes and public appearances.

Buildings

The School of the Arts' campus offers numerous naming opportunities, from individual rooms to entire buildings, as well as special public areas such as performance spaces. A complete list of facilities is available for your review.

Programs

Your endowment gift can name one of several programs that provide outreach to the community or support the educational programs of students at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Named Endowed Community Music School

Your gift to endow the Community Music School would provide funds to supplement salaries for music instructors and provide music and instruments for needy students. 

Named Endowed Preparatory Dance Program

Your gift to this fund would provide salary assistance for the instructors of this unique program, which is offered free-of-charge to children in the community.

Named Endowed Open Doors Music Program

Your gift to this fund would provide program support for this annual weekend for gifted young junior high and high school students from the Southeast region. This program is offered free to the participants. 

Named School Excellence Fund

Your gift may be designated for general program use by a specified school (Dance, Drama, Music, Design & Production, Filmmaking) by allocating $2,500 for a minimum of four years.

Stage Productions

Your gift to these funds provides design and technical support for performances held on campus each year.