Sept. 11, 2017
PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art have received a $12 million gift that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming, and rename the department’s building for a longtime arts patron. The...Read More
June 19, 2017
The University has received the $1 million 2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, the largest award in the nation recognizing a college or university for its success in enrolling low-income students and supporting...Read More
May 23, 2017
A family whose UNC alumni extend back five generations has made an $18 million gift to the University to more than double the size of Carolina’s nationally recognized undergraduate entrepreneurship program. The gift commitment from...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.