Thank You

Because of your generosity, the Campaign for Carolina has raised more than $5 billion for students, faculty, research and patient care at UNC-Chapel Hill. Thank you!


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On October 6, 2017, Carolina launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever — the Campaign for Carolina. With a goal to raise $4.25 billion by December 31, 2022, the Campaign for Carolina ultimately surpassed $5 billion — including raising more than $1 billion for scholarships and fellowships.

Carolina is one of just six public universities in the country to surpass $5 billion in a completed campaign. This historic moment, this resounding success, was made possible by the more than 215,000 donors who believed in the University’s public spirit, who rose to the challenge to not only meet but surpass that original goal.

Many gifts are already at work supporting Carolina’s key strategic priorities, while some donors have made pledges or established endowments that will provide a steady stream of resources in the decades to come. Contributions totaling more than $1.2 billion were made through deferred gifts, such as bequests, meaning the full impact of the Campaign for Carolina will be measured in the generations to come as well as in the present.

The Campaign for Carolina was inspired by the Blueprint for Next, a vision document developed to guide Carolina’s growth and direction. Its two core tenets — “Of the Public, for the Public” and “Innovation Made Fundamental” — continue to guide the campaign under Chancellor Guskiewicz’s leadership. His administration’s strategic plan — Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good — operationalizes the direction set by the Blueprint for Next.

Campaign Totals

  • $5.1 billion
    total dollars raised
    ($4.25 billion goal)

  • 230,000+

    From all 50 states and all 100 NC counties

  • 109,000+
    new donors

    Invested in giving through Carolina

  • $1+ billion
    and 980+ new funds
    for scholarships and fellowships

  • $3.28 billion
    for faculty, research and innovation

  • 3,300+

    helped make the campaign a success

Campaign Spotlight

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Campaign Priorities

Explore the Campaign’s Impact

Explore the impact of the Campaign for Carolina and the ways your gifts are changing lives on campus and around the world in this special digital edition of Carolina Stories magazine.

Celebrating a Historic Campaign

Journey through the Campaign for Carolina to see how your generosity has already had an impact on the people, places and programs at UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond. Featuring an original score written by Carolina alum Richard Drehoff Jr. ’13 and performed by a student orchestra led by conductor Evan Feldman, Director of Wind Studies and Professor of Music, this video celebrates the donors and volunteers who helped make the campaign a historic success.