Why Your Giving Matters

Dr. Igor Szcyrba

Dr. Igor Szcyrba, whose computer modeling of traumatic brain injuries is being used to design football helmets that will help prevent brain injuries.

Dr. Robin Brewer

Dr. Robin Brewer, whose handbooks are providing families and schools with tools to help students with autism thrive.

Your giving helps students:

  • Thirty-six percent of UNC students are first-generation college students.
  • Forty-seven percent of UNC students benefit from scholarships.
  • Eighty-two percent of first-year students are awarded a grant or scholarship.

Your gift matters because 60 percent of jobs created in the next 10 years will require postsecondary education, and without financial support many UNC students would not be able to pursue or complete their college degrees.

Your giving helps faculty

UNC’s dedicated faculty members actively engage undergraduate and graduate students in applied research that is put to work in our communities.

Your giving helps UNC

UNC’s programs—on campus and in our communities—prepare students for lives as practitioners, business people, educators and engaged citizens.

Every Gift Matters

With the traditional funding model for higher education changing, and the state providing less than 16 percent of our funding, private gifts of all amounts play a crucial role in supporting students, faculty and programs. Please help bring education to life for our students.

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From Our President Kay Norton

We must invest our resources in the success of our students. They are our future—and the future of our communities.

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Giving Priorities

  • Our Greatest Need
  • Annual Fund
  • Blue and Gold Club