Nov. 9, 2018
The University has received a $3.4 million gift commitment from the Charles Koch Foundation to support the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program, one of the most popular and fastest-growing minors in the College of Arts...Read More
Nov. 2, 2018
The School of Media and Journalism aims to build a state-of-the-art media center with part of a $21.3 million gift from the Curtis Foundation announced Friday. The $10 million gift is the school’s largest ever....Read More
Oct. 29, 2018
A former patient of the N.C. Cancer Hospital is showing his gratitude to the center that helped him heal. A $10 million gift from Etteinne “ET” and W.G. Champion “Champ” Mitchell ’69 of New Bern...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.