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Your Impact

Thank you for making a difference at UNC

The Campaign for UNC involves donors in all areas of university need and opportunity. The impact of philanthropic investment is felt immediately in the construction of Campus Commons and long-term in the endowments to fund scholarships, faculty and research.

Without the UNC donor community, students and faculty could not realize the full potential and value of the UNC educational experience.  Thank you for sharing our vision through your generosity.


You're Building Student Success

Drive by UNC's campus and you'll see large cranes and plenty of Campus Commons construction - development you, our donor community made possible. 

Thank you to the individual and organizational donors who believe in building the future of student success at UNC.

Construction Update

Explore the Campus Commons

Pride Points Fueled by Your Philanthropy

The impact of philanthropic gifts is felt and seen across campus - increasing access, ensuring affordability and enhancing excellence in all facets of campus life.

70 percent receive scholarships

75% of UNC students receive grants and scholarships

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34% of UNC students are first generation college students


UNC is a Carnegie Community Engagement University


UNC offers more than 500 opportunities for students to study abroad


UNC has 20 specialized centers or institutes that offer research and community support

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200 research-in-the-public-interest organizations have provided funds or built collaborative partnerships with UNC


UNC faculty include 18 Fulbright Scholars


UNC is home to three initiatives that promote start up businesses and innovation

You Make a Bright Future Possible

During Fiscal Year 2017 4,642 donors committed more than $12 million to support UNC students, faculty and programs. Thank you!

This year UNC donors created new opportunities by establishing a natural and health science research endowment, UNC honors endowment, continued support for the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development and continued support for students through the UNC Scholarship, First Generation Scholarship, Blue and Gold Scholarship, Cumbres and many others. UNC also launched a new crowdfunding program to increase support for campus causes and groups like The Facing Change Initiative.

Additional Impact Stories

You Support a Strong Student Experience

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Students come to UNC

to get training for a specific career, learn what interests them and to get a better job

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Students choose UNC because

of our academic reputation, the cost of attendance, our size, graduates get good jobs and our reputation for social activities

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Students' long-term goals include

to be well-off financially, help others who are in difficulty and to raise a family

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of graduating seniors would recommend UNC

(and 90% feel satisfied with their overall college experience)