The Heelraisers Council is an officially recognized student organization that raises awareness about the impact of private giving at Carolina and promotes annual giving efforts to students.
You can join your peers in supporting Carolina and maintaining its excellence by becoming a Heelraiser today. The Heelraisers Council is always accepting new members and ambassadors throughout the year, so get involved!
"I support Carolina because here students grow in and out of the classroom. We all can discover, lead and engage in countless ways."
"Carolina is a place unlike anywhere else. I give to UNC so that other students can experience the same Carolina that I know and love.”
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"Private giving is crucial to the success of UNC- one of the reasons we have a stellar reputation is because of the "extra" resources we have, whether it's high tech equipment or great faculty."
"I wanted to become part of the Heelraisers Council after learning about the statistics of how much private giving contributes. I was astounded when I learned about how little students’ tuition pays for UNC to function. I think that it is key for students to be aware of facts like these and understand the function and importance of private giving."
It costs more than $2 billion a year to run the University. Many people think that the combination of student tuition and appropriations from the state of North Carolina are what keep the University running each year. The truth is that the state contributes 22 percent of Carolina's budget and tuition and fees account for another 10 percent. The remaining 68 percent must be generated through competitive grants, sales and services, and the loyal support of alumni, friends, parents and even students.
Carolina relies heavily on private gifts to maintain the quality of our academic programs and services offered to students and athletics. Carolina would not be the institution it is today – a top-ranked center of learning and an NCAA basketball champion – if it wasn’t for private annual gifts.