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Young Alumni Leadership Council

Established in 1995, the Young Alumni Leadership Council (YALC) is modeled after the University’s Board of Visitors and is the primary volunteer leadership group for UNC-Chapel Hill’s emerging leaders. The council works directly with Carolina Annual Giving to educate peers and encourage annual financial support of all Carolina schools, units and programs.

Our Mission

Carolina Young Alumni logo

YALC’s primary mission is to fundraise for UNC-Chapel Hill and foster engagement among fellow alumni, developing a foundation of donors who will support Carolina and help maintain its position as one of the nation’s leading, globally-eminent public universities. YALC works with Carolina Annual Giving to educate peers and encourage annual financial support of all Carolina schools, units and programs by engaging young alumni in the process of philanthropic giving.


  • Raise $50K each year for the current YALC initiative by engaging alumni and friends of the university.
  • Host networking events for young alumni throughout the year.
  • Recruit new members each year who will serve as ambassadors for Carolina.

Member Requirements

  • Serve a three-year term with opportunities to serve in leadership positions.
  • Support Carolina philanthropically with a recurring monthly gift or an annual contribution at the Chancellor’s Club level.
  • Encourage fellow young alumni to join in supporting Carolina each fiscal year.
  • Attend bi-annual council meetings each year.
  • Volunteer for GiveUNC: Carolina’s annual day of giving.
  • Participate in nominating new members each year.

Make a Gift

Carolina Covenant scholar poses in front of the Old Well wearing a cap and gown.

The Young Alumni Carolina Covenant Scholarship Endowment Fund is currently the primary focus of our fundraising efforts. This fund was created through a lead gift from YALC members as we believe every student who has done the hard work to gain admission to Carolina should be able to enroll at Carolina – regardless of their financial circumstances.

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Council Membership

Sam Duckett

Sam Duckett ‘14
Charlotte, NC


Will Lindsey

Will Lindsey ’14
New York, NY


Executive Committee

Emily Arnold ’20
Luke Cullifer ’19
Katharine deGolian ’21
Jashawnna Gladney ’16
Deans Hackney ’17

Emily Kupec ’18
Lindsay Larkin ’21
Paul Lilley ’16
Michael Smith ’21

Kelley Traynham ’20
Ashton Vermillion ’21
Davis Westbrook ’16
Will Whitehurst ’16


Blake Aldridge ’16
Tripp Andracchio ’17
Peter Andringa ’20
Ara Atayan ’21
John Babcock ’20
James Barnes ’17
RJ Barrett ’14
Caroline Bass ’19
Maclin Batchelor ’17
Tess Bettinsoli ’18
Richard Black ’14
Bear Bondurant ’17
Katie Brown ’13
Deena Cronson ’16
Molly Crosswell ’20
Genevieve Duffy ’17
Anthony Ferrara ’15
Seve Gaskin ’14

Trevor Gillogly ’20
Riley Graham ’18
Olivia Hart ’14
Malik Jabati ’19
Grant Johnston ’13
Mary Morgan Keyser ’14
Jack Kozmetsky ’21
Thompson Long ’18
Meshay Long ’16
Erin Matson ’22
Andrew Maxwell ’20
Ryne Maynor ’19
Kate McCormick ’15
Henry Mcdonald ’20
Elise McGlothian ’16
Hamilton Merrill ’17
Akash Mishra ’19

Will Monk ’16
John Moody ’20
Rob Neill ’22
Lydia Neill ’18
Sean Nguyen ’21
Jack Noble ’20
Neel Patel ’15
Wells Patrick ’16
Morgan Pergande ’17
Fields Pierce ’16
Jeff Schoettmer ’15
Elizabeth Stockton ’20
Rachel Tates ’15
Grace Taylor ’23
Michael Tuck ’14
Carter Vilim ’20
Lillian Washburn ’21

Donor Resources

Need help making a gift? Reach our Gift Services team by calling 919-537-3818, emailing or clicking the Contact Us button below. To view your giving history, make a repeat gift or pledge payment, or print a tax receipt, click My UNC Giving.