Sept. 25, 2019
An anonymous donor has set a $10 million challenge to support UNC’s Morehead-Cain Scholarship, one of the preeminent merit scholarship programs in the world. If met, the Give Together Scholarship Challenge will be the largest...Read More
Sept. 10, 2019
Walter Hussman Jr.’s family has been in the newspaper business since 1909. Hussman, who started working at the Camden News in Arkansas at age 10 and is a 1968 graduate of Carolina’s journalism school, has put...Read More
Feb. 20, 2019
The University’s dental school has received its largest private gift ever — $27.68 million — and the school is being named for the benefactor, the estate of Dr. Claude A. Adams III of Durham. The...Read More
The University received $543.3 million in donor commitments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, marking Carolina’s third straight fundraising record and the first time it has topped $500 million. The total eclipsed the previous record of $495 million in 2016 by nearly $50 million.
Commitments in fiscal year 2017 included:
• An $18 million gift from the Shuford family of Hickory to support entrepreneurship in the College of Arts and Sciences; and
• A $4 million gift from Alice Lehman of Charlotte to support cellular immunotherapy research at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Donors also helped the University meet the Give for Good: Scholarship Challenge by bringing in more than $40 million to support need- and merit-based scholarships. Launched in fall 2016 by a $20 million gift from an anonymous donor, the challenge benefits the Carolina Covenant and the Morehead-Cain Foundation. The challenge continues through University Day, Oct. 12, which marks the anniversary of Carolina’s founding, and a final total will be announced at that time.
The performance resulted from the contributions of nearly 68,000 donors. Commitments from 15 donors of $5 million or more accounted for $198.2 million of the total.
Carolina plans to kick off a capital fundraising campaign in October.