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The Campaign for UNC


May 01, 2017

The Campaign for UNC

We Are UNC

UNC is about people. A community of uncommon people — alumni, donors, friends, faculty, staff and students — made strong by their diversity, creativity and ingenuity, and united by the transformative education hallmark of the UNC experience.

And it’s our unwavering commitment to remain truly, uniquely UNC that compels us now to move forward in the advancement of our long-standing mission to:
deliver high-quality education that remains accessible and affordable;
change lives through one-on-one faculty/student interaction and cutting-edge research;
and provide students unequaled access to top faculty who are scholars, artists and practitioners as well as great educators and mentors.

The Campaign for UNC is our public charge to, together, boldly support UNC’s uniqueness and advance its mission. We are — you are — the community that makes UNC what it is and, more importantly, what it is capable of becoming.

Making the Future Our Own

UNC is thriving. We’re more diverse than ever before. Our community is rapidly growing and increasingly engaged. And talented Bears are making an impact around the globe. So, why launch the Campaign for UNC? Why now?

We face a challenge. State funding for public universities is declining with no expectation of recovery to pre-existing levels. Rapidly advancing technologies require continuous improvements and adaptation, which are often costly. And recruitment of talented students and top faculty is increasingly competitive.

Advancing UNC

Like our pioneering founders, our fundamental mission to provide accessible, high-quality education at UNC will not be compromised. As an academic enterprise, we’re committed to making strategic investments that are both fiscally responsible and sustainable. We’ve already begun the hard work, and now, we’re asking you to join us.

Our Goal: $45 Million

Our Priorities –This first-ever comprehensive, universitywide fundraising initiative will advance the mission of UNC through five fundamental areas:

Scholarships: Life-Changing Support

For students and families, scholarships provide financial relief that makes college a reality, not just a dream. Scholarships also help attract students from under-represented populations and help more students complete degrees. Scholarships are also necessary to recruit talented students, helping UNC maintain excellence in academics, arts and athletics.

Faculty Development: Excellence in Teaching

Our faculty are key to the transformative educational experience at UNC. Faculty support helps UNC recruit and retain top faculty members and gives current faculty opportunities to maintain leading knowledge and innovative teaching methods.

Research: Exceptional Learning

UNC faculty connect innovative teaching with relevant research for a passionately different approach to education for our students. Support for student and faculty research helps prepare students for their future careers by giving them experience and access uncommon at other universities.

Program Support: Extraordinary Opportunity

Distinction in education includes a variety of student experiences in and out of the classroom. Support for UNC’s unique array of programs helps students flourish as responsible citizens in a dynamic, diverse and global society.

Program Support: Extraordinary Opportunity

Distinction in education includes a variety of student experiences in and out of the classroom. Support for UNC’s unique array of programs helps students flourish as responsible citizens in a dynamic, diverse and global society.