Pam and David Sprinkle
Outstanding Philanthropist – Greensboro:
Nominated by The University of North Carolina Greensboro
For Pam and David Sprinkle, philanthropy is more than a philosophy. It is a way of life for the couple who have made Greensboro their home since 1971. The Sprinkles pledged long ago to give away 10% of their income every year, a pledge they have faithfully upheld. However, their desire to give back to the community and causes in which they believe extends beyond financial support.
At UNC Greensboro, David served on the Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2021. He and Pam served together on the University’s Board of Visitors for many years as well as on the Excellence Foundation Executive Committee. Pam previously served on the UNCG Friends of the Libraries Board where she was instrumental in saving the Children’s Book Author and Storyteller Series. David currently serves on the cabinet of the Light the Way Campaign, the university’s $200 million fundraising effort.
Pam and David support numerous other community organizations that impact a wide range of initiatives. Pam has served the Guilford Education Alliance Board of Directors, Senior Resources of Guilford Board of Directors, Greensboro Urban Ministry Board of Directors, and Mental Health Greensboro. Pam has been a member of the Junior League of Greensboro for many years and served as its president in 1985-1986. David has served on the boards of the Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Children’s Home Society, and others.