Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Alumni, parents and friends of UNC believe in the institution's mission, and through their philanthropy ensure that UNC students have the financial and programmatic support to succeed and that faculty members have the funds to pursue research for the betterment of our communities.

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations is responsible for directing institutional advancement through the engagement of donors and alumni in philanthropy, volunteerism, and the responsible management of gifts and constituent records. The division works closely with the UNC Foundation, campus leadership and academic offices to develop the strategies that provide private, philanthropic support for UNC’s current priorities.

Campaign Updates:

The Campaign for UNC

On March 25 Development and Alumni Relations announced the University's first-ever comprehensive fundraising initiative - The Campaign for UNC - with a $45 million goal to be raised in support of key University priorities and concluding in December 2018 with the opening of Campus Commons. 

Join the Campaign

Campaign Impact

UNC donors make gifts at all levels and every gift makes a difference. Learn more about the impact of philanthropy when you visit the Campaign for UNC website.

Learn about your impact

Let's hit 10%

The Campaign for UNC goal is $45 million.  That's $45 million invested in the programs and priorities of our university. But the campaign isn't only about the dollars invested, it is about the people involved - YOU!  Help UNC engage 10% of our living alumni in the campaign when you get involved as a campaign donor and volunteer.

Get Involved

Campus Commons

Join the university community in supporting the new Campus Commons, a campaign priority and signature project that will serve as a gateway for campus visitors, integrate student support services, and provide a standing ovation worthy performance and gallery venue.

Explore the Campus Commons


Donor Engagement and Philanthropy

Involving donors in the advancement of UNC's mission, and matching their philanthropic passions with university priorities, is at the heart of our work and is led by the division's development team.

Programs and Communication

Working with volunteers on and off-campus, the division's alumni relations team is responsible for informing and involving alumni, parents and friends through events, programs and publications.

Data and Gift Management

More than 140,000 individuals have graduated from UNC and thousands give each year requiring a secure and robust data and gift management process, which operates under the direction of the division's advancement services team.