Their milestones are made possible by your support.
UNC is all about people. A community of uncommon individuals - alumni, donors, friends, faculty, staff, students and parents - coming together to invest in something far bigger than one person. Investments in our university will pay forward in common good for generations to come.
Philanthropy is one of the most important ways for alumni, parents and friends to remain connected to and involved in the UNC community. Explore the ways to make a gift, plan for future investments or explore the impact of your support. Gifts can be made at any time in the year, and can be allocated to whatever area of campus you are most passionate about.
When you make a gift to UNC, you join a growing community of loyal, committed donors who make possible the dreams and discoveries of current and future generations of Bears.
Your support In Action
UNC First Generation Student Scholarship
“As a non-traditional student, I am so grateful for your support. None of my family members or siblings attended college and I never thought I would either. I am married with three beautiful children, and I want to be a good example for them and show them that it is never too late to realize your dreams.”
- Rick Wolf ’22
Larry R. Vosmera Scholarship Endowment
“I am an Army Veteran, a single mother of 2 boys, and a first-generation college student. I truly value this scholarship award and want to thank the Vosmera Family Foundation for the generous support.”
– Susan Rodriguez, ‘21
Thurman Wright Men’s Basketball Scholarship
“I have always dreamed to attend college and play basketball; doing both is extremely difficult, but also so rewarding. I often have additional financial needs that myself and my family are unable to support and these funds will assist me in ensuring that all of my expenses are covered so that I can be a successful student and athlete. I love UNC and being a Bear.”
– Jalen Sanders ‘21
Stryker Institute for Leadership Development
“If I did not receive scholarships, I would not be able to afford college. It amazes me how so many donors see the potential in college students and give their money to those who struggle. They do not care what race or class you are from; they care for your education and wellbeing. That is what makes me so grateful to be who I am and proud to be a Bear.”
- Rachael Carrillo ’20
Plan Your Gift
PLAN A LASTING LEGACY
Utilize UNC's planned gift tools to explore the various financial vehicles available to you and the possible benefits of making a gift to UNC.
DESIGNATE YOUR DONATION
Ensure that your gift goes directly to the area of campus that matters most to you by directing your gift to a specific fund. If you have questions, just reach out and ask.
COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY
Visit the UNC Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates to support your philanthropic investment in the UNC community.