University’s Greatest Need
Gifts to the University’s area(s) of greatest need are unrestricted and support current-use funds that bridge the gap between our long-term goals and the immediate, pressing needs of the UNH community.
Gifts to scholarship allow UNH to maintain its unflagging commitment to access for deserving students who wish to attend New Hampshire’s premier university.
UNH is proud of its top-performing student-athletes, who each semester accomplish amazing things on our playing fields and in our classrooms and laboratories. Gifts to the Wildcat Fund ensure that over 500 student-athletes competing on 20 NCAA Division I teams can boldly continue this tradition of excellence.
College of Engineering & Physical Science
The University’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) offers a comprehensive array of bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees geared to students who must be scientifically and culturally nimble in their chosen professions. Gifts to CEPS allow us to attract bright, talented students, faculty, and staff; to engage students at the highest levels of thought and practice while they are with us; and to send graduates into the world with the expertise, confidence, and empathy they’ll need to transform it.
College of Health & Human Services
Using an approach that unites academic theory with clinical practice, the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), home to eight health professions departments, is committed to partnering with public and private organizations to enhance health and wellness and improve quality of life outcomes. Donations to CHHS permit us to continue our proud tradition of educating and graduating individuals who are well-versed in their fields, adept at mastering new technologies, and eager to help those with whom they work to be their best and healthiest selves.
College of Liberal Arts
At UNH, students in the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) gain critical exposure to the major authors, historians, philosophers, artists, musicians, and linguists of the past and present. Grounded in this broad and deep knowledge and theory, and under the mentorship of our gifted faculty, students make vital discoveries and connections, and are empowered to act for the greater good. Your support of this, the largest of our five undergraduate colleges in Durham, allows us to continue to attract excellent faculty, staff, and students; to strengthen our curricula and pedagogies; and to evolve as the world demands.
College of Life Sciences & Agriculture
Home to three departments and one school, the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) offers its students opportunities to pursue both traditional and interdisciplinary fields of study, and to participate in faculty-sponsored research and outreach initiatives that benefit the state and region. Together, COLSA faculty, staff, and students seek to understand the nature of biological systems, manage and conserve natural resources, improve agricultural profitability and sustainability, enhance health and nutrition, and foster responsible economic development. Quite literally, your donations to COLSA support the circle of life.
Paul College of Business & Economics
Who will accurately assess and guide the ever-shifting local, national, and global economies of today and tomorrow? Thanks to our cutting-edge, research-based educational model and commitment to outreach, our graduates will—but only with the fiscal support of our Wildcat family.
The Graduate School
In an era when obtaining an advanced degree in one’s career field is more the norm than the exception, UNH must ensure that its Graduate School remains in tune with the needs and expectations of employers and an outstanding choice for prospective students and faculty. With your support, we can continue developing programs and curricula that are at the vanguard of graduate education and that prepare the innovators of today and tomorrow to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
As if rankings alone weren’t enough to celebrate—UNH Law is among the top 100 American Bar Association-accredited law schools in the U.S .and recently earned Top 10 distinction in intellectual property law from U.S. News and World Report—we also offer small class sizes, outstanding faculty in the form of seasoned lawyers, experiential learning via a multitude of legal residencies and clinics, and generous financial support. Gifts to UNH Law ensure that we will remain at the forefront of American legal education, now and for the future.
UNH Manchester, the University system’s urban campus situated in the revitalized former mill district of New Hampshire’s largest city, is committed to educating commuter students from the greater Manchester and Merrimack Valley region. Offering affordable tuition coupled with small classes scheduled at convenient times for working adults, our overarching mission is to prepare students for the opportunities of tomorrow in the region’s business, education, government, non-profit, service, and technology sectors. Gifts to UNH Manchester signify your support of our work as educators and as community partners who are eager give back to our region and state.
Carsey School of Public Policy
Donations to the area of greatest need are unrestricted, current-use funds that serve as a bridge between long-term goals and the immediate, pressing needs of today.
Library & Technology
The University Library is a campus nexus to and from which critical information is continuously flowing. Comprehensive print and digital resources, managed by a stellar professional staff, allow students, faculty, administrators, and NH residents to delve broadly and deeply into innumerable fascinating topics. Gifts to the Library and Technology Fund support the most pressing needs of Dimond and her sister science libraries by allowing for the acquisition of important texts and documents, the digitization of existing materials, the purchase of complementary software and hardware, and the professional development of librarians and archivists.
Land-grant universities such as ours are obligated to educate the undergraduate and graduate students entrusted to us, and, at a macro level, to help care for the citizens of our state via innovative educational programming and volunteerism. This is where Cooperative Extension, part of an agency housed within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, comes in. Each year, UNH Cooperative Extension helps strengthen the people, resources, and economy of New Hampshire. Your support will allow us to continue to fulfill this social contract—and help the Granite State to thrive.
Think we are just homemade jam and prize-winning sheep? Think again. Through the historic tenets of the 4-H program, children and adolescents acquire knowledge; learn how to collaborate when performing tasks and solving problems; and develop the self-confidence they need to navigate adulthood. Donations to the 4-H Foundation allow us to continue to transform kids’ lives in these and other important ways.
At UNH, we know that students’ physical and emotional well-being directly impacts all other areas of their lives. That's why we offer a comprehensive array of fun, health-promoting, co-curricular activities through Campus Recreation. Gifts to this crucial area will allow us to move forward with expansion of Hamel Recreation Center as well as construction of a much-anticipated new outdoor pool.
Child Study & Development Center
Thanks to our Child Study & Development Center, a laboratory school affiliated with the University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UNH students interested in family studies, education, psychology, and numerous other disciplines can observe, document, and contribute to innovative child care and early childhood education. Serving children from infancy through kindergarten, the NAEYC-accredited CSDC is a proving ground for best practices and provides an important link between the University and surrounding communities. Gifts to the CSDC allow us to continue to offer UNH students real-life, real-time opportunities to learn with and from young children.
Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research
The HCUR gives students from all academic disciplines the opportunity to explore their research, scholarly, and creative interests outside of the traditional classroom. Students investigate their research questions and ideas in laboratories, museums, archives, and field sites both here in the U.S. and around the world. Gifts help to fund and administer these experiences, allowing our students to reach new and greater heights.
The University Honors Program attracts exceptional students from New Hampshire and beyond with a challenging, stimulating curriculum and an academically motivated community. Gifts to the program are used to support its small, intensive courses as well as extracurricular programs that build connections among Honors students, professors, and the community. Your support will help to build academic excellence at UNH!
Institute on Disability
The Institute on Disability (IOD) was established to improve knowledge, policies, and practices affecting the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Founded at UNH in 1987, it is a federally designated center authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Act, and also serves as New Hampshire’s University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCED). Gifts to the IOD allow us to continue our advocacy work at the local, state, and national levels; to push ahead with key education, research, and service initiatives; and, ultimately, to create a more accessible, equitable society for all.
More than ever, today’s world demands cultural fluency and empathy. UNH is committed to achieving both, whether here in Durham or in countless countries around the world. Gifts to this critical area provide scholarship support for international students along with funding for study, research, and internships abroad (including the International Affairs Dual Major). Donations also support international campus events and initiatives.
Memorial Union Building & Student Activities
A gift to the Memorial Union supports our 200+ student run clubs and organizations, leadership, and other programming in the MUB!
Originally a private, non-profit organization, Northeast Passage merged with UNH in 2000 to become the service branch of the Recreation Management and Policy Department. Guided by the philosophy of “universal design,” Northeast Passage seeks to create a barrier-free world for people with disabilities, with an emphasis on accessible health promotion and recreation. Donations to Northeast Passage ensure that we can continue to provide a better quality of life—including greater independence and more choices—for individuals living with disabling conditions.
With an action-based approach to sustainability that dates back to the 1970s, the University of New Hampshire is consistently ranked among the most innovative and effective higher education institutions addressing sustainability in the U.S. The Sustainability Institute was established to serve as convener, cultivator, and champion of sustainability on campus, in the region and state, across the nation, and around the world. With your help, we can continue integrating our holistic view of sustainability into our curriculum, operations, research, and engagement. Together, we can create a wiser, healthier world.
The Washington Center
For 40 years, UNH has affiliated with TWC to offer internships and seminars in Washington D.C. at government agencies, major corporations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, advocacy groups, law firms, and more to students from all majors. A gift to TWC program supports students pursuing this opportunity!