Margaret Van Hoy Hill ’42 honored with 2016 Outstanding Philanthropist Award

Margaret Van Hoy Hill gave generously to higher education and other charities throughout her life and actively volunteered her time for the arts, libraries, and Ronald McDonald House. Margaret also established the Margaret and Harrell Hill Distinguished Professorship within the Bryan School to honor her late husband Harrell. Sadly, she passed away in June of 2016 shortly after learning she had been selected as the recipient of this award. In accepting the award on Margaret’s behalf this past September, Dean Banks noted Margaret’s commitment to philanthropy and UNCG stating she “was an extraordinary philanthropist who has supported not only the Bryan School, but also our libraries, faculty across the university, and numerous other charities.  Margaret was humbled this past spring when we told her she had been selected for the award but was nonetheless very pleased. We’re pleased to have been able to brighten her life by showing our appreciation for the ways she brightened the lives of so many through her generous acts of philanthropy and volunteerism.” Established in 2015, this award recognizes alumni and friends who have made extraordinary philanthropic contributions for the benefit of the Bryan School, UNCG and beyond.