UNCG Magazine

Sprinkles: A spotlight on impact

Pam and David Sprinkle’s impact at UNCG can be seen in many way across campus. Their contributions during the Light the Way campaign have included support of the Chancellor’s Greatest Needs Fund, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Spartan Athletics, the School of Health and Human Sciences, the University Concert & Lecture Series, Faculty Summer Enhancement Fund, University Libraries, Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG Guarantee Scholarship program, and the Bryan School of Business and Economics. They have contributed over $1 million to the campaign.

David Sprinkle served in the US Army and received a Bronze Star Medal for his service. Now retired, he was the president and CEO of The Todd Organization and a leading salesperson for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He served on the UNCG Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2021, including service as board chair for two years. Both Pam and David have served together on UNCG’s Board of Visitors and the UNCG Excellence Foundation Executive Committee. Pam, a former librarian, served on the Friends of the Libraries Board and was instrumental in securing the future of the series now known as the Pam & David Sprinkle Children’s Book Author and Storyteller Series.

Due to their generosity, the University could renovate the 140-seat performing arts space in the Brown Building – a space now known as the Pam and David Sprinkle Theater.

Jade Young knows the Sprinkle Theatre well. A senior majoring in theatre with a minor in American Sign Language, is a UNCG Guarantee scholar. The program, which the Sprinkles support, provides scholarships and mentoring to students from North Carolina with significant financial need. Young said, “I wouldn’t be in the arts program without the Sprinkles. I’m not sure I would even be able to afford to go to university. They have lightened my financial burden and, with the UNCG Guarantee, they’ve given me a family.”

We have been very blessed and are committed to being generous with our blessings.

David Sprinkle
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