Private giving is at work every day on Carolina’s campus, in communities near and far, across the state and around the globe. Learn more about some of the most significant gifts made to the University recently and their promising impact.

April 20, 2017

Faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and schools of medicine, education and social work will tackle the issues of local hunger and academic success for North Carolina foster children with funding provided by the 2016 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institu … Continued


April 19, 2017

Six employees have been selected by Chancellor Carol L. Folt to receive the 2017 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, one of the most coveted distinctions earned by faculty and staff. “The exemplary people recognized with the Massey Award help create the wonderful quality of life we experience at Carolina,” said Chancellor Carol L … Continued


April 10, 2017

Alice Lehman of Charlotte has donated $4 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to fund the new cellular immunotherapy research program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. UNC Lineberger is among a select few academic cancer centers in the United States with the staff expertise and technical infrastructure t … Continued


February 24, 2017

The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council honored three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professors Feb. 24 for mentoring: Michele Tracy Berger, Mark Fraser and Gregory Forest. The Faculty Mentoring Awards, established in 2006, recognize faculty who mentor undergraduate students, graduate students and junior faculty. Award recipi … Continued

Faculty Mentoring Award winners Michele Tracy Berger, M. Gregory Forest and Mark Fraser

January 25, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum has received its largest gift ever, donated from alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife Leena—valued at $25 million. The unprecedented commitment includes an $8 million endowment to support a new curator and future acquisitions and an art gift of 134 primarily 17th-century Eu … Continued


November 22, 2016

Ilene Speizer, Ph.D., research professor in the maternal and child health department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will lead a two-year, $1.7 million project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Speizer will collaborate with David Guilkey, Ph.D., Cary C. Boshame … Continued


October 28, 2016

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) recently announced a commitment by Charles B. Lowry (MSLS ’74) and Marcia Duncan Lowry to establish the Duncan-Lowry Deanship at SILS. The commitment is the largest in the school’s history and the first at Carolina to be designated for a deanship. The school recognized the Lowrys at … Continued


October 18, 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Florence Fearrington has given $5 million to the University Library in support of the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. The gift is the largest ever made to Carolina’s libraries. In recognition, the grand reading room in Wilson Library will be renamed the Fearrington Reading … Continued