M.U.P. Land Use and Environmental Planning, University of Michigan (2010)
B.A. Sociology, Beloit College (2007)
B.A. Health and Society, Beloit College (2007)
What is your superpower? That’s Carrick Code for ‘what makes you exceptional’ – a question that Carrick Davis asks to get to know you. As UNC’s Director of Research and Prospect Management, it’s Carrick’s job to know our alumni and friends, to understand their passions, and to ensure that these individuals can fulfill their passions through a philanthropic connection to UNC. He does this by connecting alumni and friends with UNC’s team of development officers.
Of course getting to know our alumni and friends is not about developing general relationships between staff and donors; it is about developing effective relationships. Every day he reviews giving and behavioral data, analyzes constituent trends and research, and matches the right opportunities and with the right individuals, so that the time a development officer spends with a donor is time well spent.
But don’t let the focus on effectiveness fool you into thinking that’s all Carrick cares about. While his aptitude for analytics and data analysis is off the charts, Carrick’s profession is underlined by a passion for higher education. Carrick believes that access to education is critical to ensuring future opportunities exist for young adults, especially those that come from disadvantaged groups. His finds gratification and importance in his role because he knows that thousands of students benefit from his work each year – after all, he’s seen the data to prove it.
Oh and by the way, Carrick’s superpower is authenticity.
Despite being a public state university, UNC now receives very little financial support from the state. In order to keep tuition affordable and accessible for students, philanthropy helps fill funding gaps to retain top notch faculty, provide scholarships for exceptional students, and offer a memorable student experience. Because so many UNC grads stay in the state of Colorado after graduation to use their degree, strong programs at UNC support the well-being of all Colorado residents.