Learn about the departments that serve Carolina donors:

Annual Giving raises funds for academic excellence at Carolina and reaches out to alumni and friends, parents, students, and faculty and staff to encourage their lasting connection and involvement with campus.

You may choose to designate your annual gift(s) to any of the more than 7,000 funds supporting students, faculty or research in any of the University’s schools, units or programs. Tens of thousands of donors contribute millions of dollars each year; their generosity touches virtually every area on campus. These gifts are essential for fulfilling our ambitious teaching, research and public service mission and help make Carolina one of the best public universities in the nation.

The Department of Annual Giving administers Carolina’s:

Communications provides communications support and various online and print publications for the Office of University Development. It also serves as a resource to schools and units across campus, with services ranging from consultative to substantive, depending on the need. The communications team can help publicize areas’ priorities and major gifts, and develop and produce proposals and fund-raising materials, among other services.

View reports and publications.

Corporate and Foundation Relations and Talent Management fosters successful collaborations between the University and corporations and foundations. The office provides companies and foundations with a one-stop portal for developing meaningful partnerships with the research, teaching and public outreach at one of the country’s great public research universities. Its staff is focused on facilitating connections across campus.

The University has a rich tradition of successful partnerships with corporations and foundations, many of which have led to breakthrough discoveries and the establishment of innovative enterprises that tackle the world’s most complex challenges. With all five major health care schools—medicine, public health, pharmacy, dental and nursing—on the same campus and with a full compliment of schools and departments dedicated to the basic sciences, humanities and arts, Carolina has established an international reputation for providing companies and foundations with true interdisciplinary research, teaching and public service.

There are many ways to start making Carolina connections, including:

  • Supporting faculty and students in comprehensive partnerships,
  • Sponsoring research and special programs,
  • Licensing technology,
  • Recruiting talent, and
  • Continuing education.

Development Systems Training and Support is part of Information Services. The responsibilities of Development Systems Training and Support include:

  • Education and training for DAVIE (Database for Advancing our Vision of Institutional Excellence)
  • Ongoing user group management
  • Help desk services
  • Data output, including reporting and queries

The Office of University Events develops and implements a strategic events program that contributes to Carolina’s reputation for excellence. Office members effectively develop, manage and market events sponsored by the Chancellor and the Office of University Development. University Events also advises academic and administrative units in order to assist them in achieving their individual program goals and objectives.

University Events plays a key role in communicating with the University’s wide range of constituents, alumni and friends that gives this office important insight into the unique demands and protocol of a university environment. The office’s experience in handling high-level special events has resulted in expertise in event development and logistics.

Some of the events produced by the office include:

  • Commencement and the Ph.D. hooding ceremony,
  • Groundbreakings and building dedications,
  • Donor events,
  • Honorary degree ceremonies,
  • Major gift announcements,
  • Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors meetings,
  • Football and basketball pre-game and half time entertainment, and
  • University memorials and special guests, such as heads of state.

The Office of Gift Planning assists donors to make current or future gifts to Carolina in the most advantageous manner. The office regularly partners with professional advisors—attorneys, financial planners, tax advisors, insurance professionals, trust officers, certified public accountants, etc.—to assist our donors with financial, tax, retirement and estate planning knowledge to achieve their objectives and create a Carolina Legacy.

Explore the impact a planned gift could have on the University at unclegacy.org.

Gift Services is responsible for:

  • Receipting,
  • Depositing,
  • Recording and
  • Acknowledging gifts.

Gift types include:

  • Cash;
  • Credit-card transactions;
  • Bank drafts;
  • Payroll deductions;
  • Publicly traded and closely held stock;
  • Gifts-in-kind, including tangible personal property and real property;
  • Matching gifts; and
  • Memorial gifts.

Gifts Services also helps donors when they have concerns about information they’ve received from Carolina regarding a gift or pledge.

Need help making a gift? Call our Gift Services Help Desk at 919-537-3818.

Submit a request for a gift or pledge help.

Information Services (IS) manages all aspects of the computer and information systems for the Office of University.

The IS team handles:

  • Desktop/laptop support,
  • DAVIE (Database for Advancing our Vision of Institutional Excellence) support,
  • File server administration,
  • Exchange/Outlook email administration,
  • Mobile support,
  • Printer support,
  • Audio-visual presentation support,
  • PC and Mac support,
  • Training classes for UNC development end users,
  • UNC development website and applications support, and
  • Broadcast email support.

The Principal Gifts office works with alumni, parents, friends, grateful patients and other individuals with the capacity to give $5 million or more to UNC. Emphasis is on providing a customized UNC experience for every donor based on interests and needs. Many individuals find great joy in sharing special campus access and custom-tailored experiences with their children and grandchildren, in addition to the intrinsic satisfaction investing in students, faculty or solving the world’s greatest problems.

The Prospect Management, Research and Analytics team implements and administers the prospect management system, identifies and evaluates prospects, and provides research reports, briefings and data analytics services in support of the University’s development and campaign efforts.

Stewardship acknowledges gifts on behalf of the Chancellor, manages the recognition of Chancellor’s Clubs members and other special recognition projects.