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.

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


July 21, 2016

Thanks to a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, two neighboring counties in eastern North Carolina can use data analysis and visualization to enhance public health programs, reduce duplicate efforts and more efficiently serve their populations. The $192,265 award will allow the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCI … Continued

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July 15, 2016

The American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will use a $386,082 grant from the Winston-Salem-based Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to strengthen programming aimed at preventing obesity and chronic disease among the state’s Native communities. The grant will support the Healthy Native North Carolinians N … Continued


July 8, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a new four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) to launch and develop the DisTIL (Discovery Through Iterative Learning) Fellowship program. The grant builds on the recent success of the Mellon Foundation-funded Arts@T … Continued


June 15, 2016

A bequest estimated at $7.5 million from an anonymous donor will establish three or more distinguished professorships in the College of Arts and Sciences. The donor, a longtime supporter of the College of Arts and Sciences, directed his gift to create professorships in the department of communication and in the department of history, two … Continued


May 15, 2016

Millions of Malawians seek medical care in the country’s health care facilities each year. Yet, an analysis of the environmental health status in these facilities has never been performed. This summer, baseline measurements will be collected thanks to a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Procter & … Continued