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.

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

Amy Belflower Thomas

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


April 21, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today helped launch SPARK, a research initiative designed to become the largest genetic research study for autism ever undertaken in the United States. The nationwide project will collect information and DNA from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to better understand the … Continued


April 14, 2016

The emerging Zika virus epidemic is bringing to light a longstanding ethical challenge in medical research: the inclusion of pregnant women. With new funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika … Continued


April 14, 2016

Five students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2016 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique and self-initiated proposed experiences anywhere off UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-CH alumnus Lucius E. Burch, III. Its purpose is to … Continued