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.

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


October 11, 2016

On the heels of a record-breaking fundraising year in fiscal 2016, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has accepted a $20 million match challenge in support of need- and merit-based scholarships. Running through October 2017, the “Give for Good: Scholarship Challenge” is structured as tandem $10 million matches – one benefitin … Continued


October 11, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named existing grants and fellowships to honor courageous people who represent important “firsts” in the University’s history. The need-based, undergraduate awards and graduate fellowships will recognize 21 members of the Carolina community, including Sallie Walker Stockard, the first wo … Continued


August 19, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced $495 million in commitments in fiscal year 2016 (concluding June 30, 2016), marking the school’s best fundraising year in history and eclipsing fiscal year 2015’s previous record by nearly $50 million. “Today’s results – the highest level of fundraising support in the Univers … Continued