Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our donors, Carolina received nearly $447 million in commitments in fiscal 2015. That marked our best year ever in fundraising. Coming from almost 69,000 donors, the gifts will support every corner of campus, from students to faculty to patients, and advance our mission to better human welfare across the state and around the world. Many thanks to everyone who gave; truly, every gift matters. The future will be brighter, because of you.
Each year, private support provides the funding that creates Carolina’s margin of excellence.
And private giving is more critical now than ever.
Our state and nation continue to recover from economic challenges unseen in decades, and your support has grown evermore vital to our mission. Consider: Between fiscal year 2002 and 2014, the portion of our revenue from the state fell 9 percent, while the portion from tuition and student fees jumped 4 percent. The message is clear: Private giving must increase if we’re to sustain our tradition of excellence and access.
But your gift will do more than help us. Much more. It will advance your ambitions to make a difference in the world.
Why donors give: