Gift Planning

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Your Gift Planning Team

Lee Knight
Director of Gift Planning
(336) 339-1531

Lee Knight joined UNCG Gift Planning Services in 2005, after a three-year tenure as director of planned giving for Campbell University. Before joining UNCG, Lee was a trust officer and legal advisor for Wachovia Charitable Funds Management, and later a senior trust officer for Merrill Lynch Trust Company. He has worked in the field of wills, trusts, and estate and gift planning since 1982, and has twice served on the board of directors of the North Carolina Planned Giving Council. Lee earned his B.A. and Juris Doctor degrees from Wake Forest University. He and his spouse, Brenda Johnson, are the parents of two children, Jessica Knight of Washington, DC, and Aaron Knight of State College, PA.

Barbara Wike
Director of Development and Gift Planning
School of Health and Human Sciences
(336) 256-1272

As an adult student years ago, Barbara relied on generously funded scholarships and loans to attend UNCG. Today, she hopes to build on that support as the Director of Development and Gift Planning for the School of Health and Human Sciences. She served as a university wide director of gift planning along with Lee Knight for seven years before she joined HHS in July, 2013. She now works with alumni and friends to develop scholarships, professorships and program funds within the School specifically. Barbara is a member of the North Carolina Planned Giving Council and the national Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. Development is a second career for Barbara, who previously worked in IT management and then served as vice president of leadership relations for the United Way of Greater Greensboro. She lives in Greensboro and has two grown sons, John Paul and Joe.

Jeanne Craig
Administrative Assistant, Gift Planning Services
(336) 256-1286

Jeanne worked at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire before moving to North Carolina in 2003 with her husband, Mike. Jeanne is a graduate of Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts. After working at Carolina Adoption Services in Greensboro helping families prepare their dossiers for their international adoptions, she joined UNCG and the Planned Giving Team in 2007. Two of Jeanne's four children are UNCG alumni.