April 14, 2021
Danny Green ’09, who played in more basketball wins than any Tar Heel, is making a $1 million gift to the University to endow a scholarship in the basketball program. Green, a 12-year veteran of...Read More
March 8, 2021
Carolina basketball fans notice every move head coach Roy Williams ’72 (’73 MAT) makes — from donning retro Air Jordans in a game against Duke to uttering his latest “Roy-ism” to dancing in the locker...Read More
Feb. 22, 2021
An alumna and her spouse have funded a public discourse speaker series at the University with an $8 million gift. The Abbey Speaker Series, established by Nancy ’74 and Doug Abbey of San Francisco, will...Read More
The Lt. Col. Bernard W. Dibbert Carolina Covenant for Military Families Scholarship has received a $1 million gift from Vaughn Bryson ’60 and his wife, Nancy Faison Bryson ’60.
Vaughn Bryson, who has served on the GAA Board of Directors and as the board’s chair, said he hopes other GAA leaders, members and Carolina alumni will rise to this challenge and build this fund for Covenant Scholars.
The scholarship was created with a $2 million gift by the GAA in January 2019 to honor the late Army officer and his son Doug Dibbert ’70, president of the GAA, by providing scholarships for UNC students from military families. The GAA gift was in response to the University’s Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge, a $20 million challenge announced in October 2017 to raise scholarship funds that support dependents — children and spouses — of active duty and retired U.S. military personnel as well as military veterans themselves.
As of early April, the Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge had raised almost $9.2 million, of which the Dibbert Covenant Scholarship is just over $3 million.
Dibbert Covenant scholarships will be awarded for the first time this spring to undergraduates enrolling this fall.