Financial Support

The Leadership Academy is supported by a variety of individual and corporate gifts and operates outside of state funding.  Giving by individuals and organizations is critical to its continued success.  The academy invests approximately $1,600 in each student who participates in the program.  This investment covers travel, lodging, and meals at retreats, professional development activities, educational materials, limited capstone project materials, and graduation expenses.

We would appreciate your partnership as we move forward with our mission to equip future engineering, engineering technology, and construction management professionals with essential leadership skills.  To that end, the College of Engineering Leadership Academy is a direct beneficiary of Exponential, The Campaign for UNC-Charlotte.  The intent is to raise funds for a Leadership Academy Endowment that is large enough to maintain and improve the quality of the existing program. More information about the Exponential Campaign is available at

To learn more about giving to the Leadership Academy, please contact Don Blackman, Director of the Lee College of Engineering Leadership Academy at or Wil Bosbyshell in the UNC Charlotte Foundation Development Office at