Each year, Senior Class marshals work hand in hand with the Office of University Development to create a student-centered giving campaign. Seniors are encouraged to give during their senior year to the class campaign and, by doing so, are made aware of the institution's needs for private giving. It is the development office's intent to educate seniors on the importance of annual giving and, by making their first experience positive and meaningful through the Senior Class Giving campaign, establish a pattern of future giving.
Major: Environmental Health Sciences
My favorite part of UNC's campus is the stretch of sidewalk along Raleigh across the street from Spencer dorm.
My fondest memory of UNC is rushing Franklin Street last spring after UNC basketball beat Duke.
An English professor I had my first semester of my first year at UNC. Her class challenged my perspectives and helped me develop a stronger writing voice that sounds uniquely like myself.
Major: Business Journalism; Political Science
My favorite part would have to be the quad. On a nice sunny day it's great to sit out and enjoy the weather and the people. It's even better when your favorite Pi Phi brings food from the house to make those picnics happen!
My fondest memory would have to be when I was walking a parent and her daughter after an Admissions Tour and they told me that my tour is the reason why she would commit to Carolina. All of the stories I told she wanted to create on her own and it is just the greatest feeling to create some Tar Heel love for the next generation.
- Napoleon Byars has been a great asset to me during my time at UNC. From writing recommendation letters, to giving me scholarships, to be a great confidante I have loved creating a bond with him!
It is important to support your school, because if you don't who will?! Carolina was an investment for you and your family and hopefully it was the best 4 year investment you ever did. Now it is time for you to turn around and invest in the University, not just yourself as we all hope to maintain the Carolina legacy long after we are done wandering its halls.
The Office of University Development and Class of 2013 officers encourage seniors to think of an area at Carolina they want to support, whether it be a school, center or institute, student organization or unit on campus. We hope you choose to support that area and leave your legacy where it means the most to you. Gifts made by seniors designated to any University fund will be considered participation in the 2013 Senior Campaign for Carolina. If the Class of 2013 achieves its 48 percent participation goal, not only will a Tar Heel logo be added to the 2013 Bell Tower stone, but alumnus John Moore '88 will donate $20,000 to a designation of his choice as a challenge gift!
You can support scholarships, student organizations or a specific school or unit. You name it and there is probably a designated fund for it! Gifts of any size make a difference at Carolina. As a student, you benefit every day from the impact of private gifts that provide:
Perhaps in years past you have chosen to support an area of Carolina on your own or through our annual phonathon, pit days or through the Heelraisers. Perhaps your gift to the Senior Campaign will be your first. Either way, we hope you realize how valuable your gift is, no matter the size. Learn more about why it is important to give back by viewing our infographic here.
All donors to the 2013 Senior Campaign for Carolina will be recognized in a Class of 2013 Online Honor Roll of donors. Donors who provide a contribution of $5 or more will receive a Class of 2013 decal (only available through the campaign). Those who contribute at least $20.13 will also receive a Tar Heel lapel pin to wear at graduation and will be specially noted in all honor rolls, including the 2013 Commencement Program.
The class will also be recognized with a stone paver at the Bell Tower like this one recognizing the Class of 2009:
The Class of 2013 has set a goal to exceed the Class of 2011's record-breaking 47 percent participation with average gifts of $20.13. If the Class of 2013 achieves its 48 percent or better participation goal, it will meet John Moore's '88 challenge for an additional $20,000 contribution and a Tar Heel logo will be added to the 2013 Bell Tower stone.
It's easy to make your gift now by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Participate today with three simple steps:
1. Decide what program in academics, student-life or athletics you want to support.
2. Decide on a gift amount that's right for you. Remember, you have the option to do automatic monthly or quarterly installments. A giving plan can help you increase the amount you give back to Carolina over an academic year. With a gift of $250 or more in an academic year (July 1 – June 30) you will be granted membership in the 1793 Society, which recognizes leadership annual giving donors.