June 28, 2018
One of the University’s most generous benefactors has made a new gift to support the establishment of a clinical entrepreneurship program at UNC’s School of Law. The program aims to provide hands-on training for public-spirited...Read More
April 23, 2018
The John William Pope Foundation has made a $10 million commitment to support a combination of core areas in which Carolina excels: cancer research, multidisciplinary and innovative thinking, excellence in sport and serving the people...Read More
Jan. 26, 2018
One of the largest research awards made to the University just got bigger. It’s not only UNC’s largest project in global health, but the largest single award the University has ever received, at $231.9 million....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.