Make A Gift to SAIS

Thank you for choosing to make a gift to the Southeast American Indian Studies Program. Your gift will ensure that SAIS becomes the premier teaching and research center for the study of American Indians in the Southeastern United States. We really appreciate your investment in SAIS, the Indian communities of the region and UNC Pembroke. Unrestricted gifts provide SAIS with flexibility to address the most pressing needs. SAIS will flourish with your support.


Online Giving: Use our secure site at to make a gift online via credit/debit card. Select "SE American Indian Studies/AIS" from the drop down menu.

By U.S. Mail: Please make your check payable to UNCP Foundation, and mail to:

Office of Advancement

UNC Pembroke

P.O. Box 1510

Pembroke, NC 28372

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Thank you donors!

SAIS is grateful for the support of recent donors to the program. According to Dr. Alfred Bryant, director of SAIS,“The support of the following donors demonstrates the depth of support in the community for the Southeast American Indian Studies program.” We are delighted to announce the most recent contributors:

Mary Ann Elliott

Mary Ann is no stranger to UNCP. As one of the institution’s major donors, she has supported several initiatives and continues to contribute to her two endowed scholarships. During a recent visit with Mary Ann, Vice Chancellor of Advancement Wendy Lowery noted: “The wisdom from both her personal and professional life experiences radiates in Mary Ann’s expressions, thoughts, and demeanor. She is truly a remarkable woman.” The support provided to the SAIS initiative fulfills Mary Ann’s passion for giving back and supporting a program that will pay tribute to the American Indians of the Southeast.

Dr. Ken Locklear & Family

The Locklear family truly exemplifies the sense of legacy that is so profound at UNCP. All of his children attended UNCP, with three of them following in the footsteps of their father, pursuing careers in medicine. Dr. Locklear `75 and his family decided to honor his mother, Mrs. Rosette O. Locklear, with their gift to the SAIS. Dr. Locklear has stated numerous times the emphasis placed on education and the success he has experienced along with his children underscore the impact it made upon the entire family.

Waltz & Louise Maynor

Drs. Waltz `59 and Louise `65 Maynor are loyal to UNC Pembroke and speak passionately about the institution regardless of the circle they are traveling in. As educators, leaders in their community, and amongst their family, they were excited to learn about our efforts with SAIS and spoke highly of the impact it will make upon our region. “Waltz and Louise are charismatic people, and when they have an opportunity to participate in an endeavor that benefits what they believe in, they’re eager to participate,” Lowery stated.

Ken Strickland

Ken Strickland was adamant to ensure that an educator who made a difference in his life - Mrs. Pauline Bullard Locklear `55 – was honored by his gift. Educators truly have an opportunity to shape lives and make an impact on the paths that their students take. Ken speaks highly of Mrs. Locklear, who hopefully understands just how important she was in shaping the life that Ken enjoys. His travels abroad and appreciation of culture, history and landscape inspires Ken to give back to UNCP as often as he can. His most recent gift to SAIS is one of many major investments he has made to the university.