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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

University Advancement

Alumni, parents and friends of UNC believe in the institution's mission. Their involvement and philanthropy accelerate opportunities for the university's students, faculty and programs to thrive.

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, UNC's advancement staff are responsible directing the relationships, communication and philanthropic strategies that advance UNC. Led by Vice President Allie Steg Haskett, the division works with university leadership and faculty to effectively promote and market the university and engage donors and alumni in philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy, and the responsible management of gifts and constituent records. Additionally, the division works closely with the UNC Foundation, a nonprofit that exists to support and steward donations to the university.


2021 Highlights


Bears Give Back

More than 600 alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and staff showed their generosity and support for UNC students during the first annual Bears Give Back day of giving.

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Virtual Events Provide Policy Updates

In response to pandemic closures, UNC reimagined its policy and advocacy programs to host virtual legislative preview and wrap-up events in partnership with community organizations.

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Celebrating Success

UNC hosted nearly 2,000 graduates and their guests for the first in-person spring commencement since 2019. Commencement ceremonies honored both the Class of 2020 and 2021.

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