B.A. Communication, emphasis Public Relations, Washington State University (2008)
Community is what makes UNC special. The commitment of individuals and organizations who, together, believe in moving UNC forward as a student-centered university. You don't have to be a student or graduate to be a part of our community, in fact many of our strongest advocates came to UNC not for a degree but because they believe in our community and our purpose.
That's how Breanna came to be a Bear and our donor relations coordinator. Breanna joined the team in 2017 bringing with her a background in higher education advancement and nonprofit philanthropy. As a member of our team, Breanna manages UNC's donor relations and stewardship programs. She is responsible for engaging the UNC donor community by sharing the impact of philanthropy, expressing gratitude, creating meaningful interactions, and ensuring that donor gifts are used as intended.
Like all Bears, Breanna's deep sense of community and purpose stems from her personal experience. Her undergraduate education at Washington State University was pivotal in defining Breanna and her life goals and dreams. She credits the scholarship support that aided her educational achievements, a sentiment shared by many UNC students and alumni. This shared understanding, and the belief that donor involvement transforms a student's education, enables Breanna to better connect with the experiences and expectations of our donor community. And for that we say 'Thank You!' to the team member who so often thanks you - our generous UNC donor community.
If someone wants to get involved at UNC, my recommendation is to start small—start anywhere. Sometimes people get overwhelmed thinking that they won’t make a difference unless they have thousands of dollars to give or hundreds of hours to donate. This isn’t true! Simply by being involved, you are part of the UNC community, and that is truly something special. Everything makes a difference, and your act of generosity inspires others. If you don’t know where to get started, give me a call—I’d love to show you one of the many ways you can make an impact on campus!