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Carolina Parents

Welcome to the Carolina Family! Here at UNC-Chapel Hill, we have a vibrant parent community, and we encourage you to take an active role in the parent engagement opportunity that best fits your interests and your student’s needs.

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Our Mission

We welcome Carolina Parents to UNC-Chapel Hill and give them access to unique experiences, networking opportunities and dedicated resources to maximize their Carolina experience.

We connect Carolina Parents to campus initiatives aligned with their family’s passions, values and philanthropic interests.

We celebrate Carolina Parents as they create immediate and sustained impact across our campus community.

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Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz

“I’ve had the privilege of seeing Carolina through many lenses: as a faculty member, dean, Chancellor and, most importantly, as a Carolina parent. As parents, you are vital members of our Carolina community. I hope that you will immerse yourself in the many aspects of the amazing Tar Heel experience over your child’s four years and beyond.”

– Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Why Give

Your gifts to Carolina make possible the life-changing experiences that distinguish a Carolina education. Whether you support your student’s activities, provide scholarship assistance, fund facility improvements or enhance academic programs, your generosity preserves a legacy that has been sustained for over 225 years.

Parent Engagement Opportunities

There are currently three philanthropic engagement opportunities for parents at UNC-Chapel Hill — two are open to all members of the Carolina Family and one is for parents of undergraduate business students. Find the best fit for you and your student and make a difference in the student experience at Carolina today!

Carolina Parents Leadership Society

Parents and families play an integral role in the college experience. As our students stand poised to lead the way to a brighter future, parents are creating an environment in which they can thrive. Become a member of the Carolina Parents Leadership Society (CPLS) with an annual gift of $5,000 or more to any program or fund at Carolina.

Benefits of the CPLS:

  • Specialty Box Seating at Commencement
  • Exclusive Events for Family Football Weekend
  • Invitation-Only Spring Event
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Engage with Campus Leadership
  • Curated News about Campus Happenings
  • Dedicated Resources for Guidance & Advice
  • Regional Parent Events
  • Virtual Events Series featuring Campus Leaders

Carolina Parents Council

The Carolina Parents Council supports programming offered by New Student & Family Programs and Student Affairs and funds programs that directly benefit undergraduate students through its signature Carolina Parents Council Grant program. With an annual gift of $1,250, parents are eligible for Council membership and participation in the grant making process.

Benefits of the Carolina Parents Council:

  • Special Seating at Commencement
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Engage with Campus Leadership
  • Special Events for Family Football Weekend
  • Curated News about Campus Happenings
  • Dedicated Resources for Guidance & Advice

Kenan-Flagler Parents Council

Open to parents of undergraduate students enrolled in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, this Council has exclusive access to events for Kenan-Flagler families featuring news and updates from the program’s leadership. The recommended annual giving amount is at the Director’s Giving Level of the Dean’s Circle – $5,000; with the minimum recommended gift amount at the Manager’s Giving Level – $2,000.

Benefits of the Kenan-Flagler Parents Council:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Engage with Campus Leadership
  • Special Events for Family Football Weekend
  • Curated News about Campus Happenings
  • Dedicated Resources for Guidance &Advice
  • Invitation-Only KFBS Spring Event

Interested in more information? Contact Us Today

To learn more about opportunities for parent and family engagement and philanthropy, please email us at CPLS@unc.edu.