Engage Community Partners to Improve HealthMAHEC has nurtured relationships with on-the-ground organizations in all 16-plus counties of Western North Carolina. With that existing infrastructure, plus Carolina’s world-class research and teaching expertise, UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC is well-suited to engage trusted community-based organizations and leverage statewide and national expertise to implement needed change.
Lead for North CarolinaLocal governments are being asked to address increasingly complex issues with few resources. They are struggling to prepare for a large percentage of impending staff retirements and are searching for a talent pool that reflects the diversity of their communities. Lead for North Carolina, a pilot program, aims to recruit, train, and place the state’s most promising young leaders in two-year paid fellowships in local governments. With help from strategic partners, this program will create a new generation of public service leaders as well as strengthen our public institutions and support our local communities.
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Providing Public Service That Strengthens the University’s Connection to Community and Contributes to the Common GoodFunds to expand the capacity of the Center to amplify the University's mission of, and commitment to, serving North Carolina and beyond. Support for disaster assistance, infrastructure, community engagement and service opportunities are key investments in bringing the expertise of the University to bear more nimbly, compassionately and collaboratively in times of crisis and prosperity.
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Engaging Students in Transformational Learning Experiences Through ServiceFunds to inspire, create and deliver exceptional experiential education that will advance the new learning imperative while at the same time addressing local and global challenges. Critical areas of focus include: service-learning course development, implementation and support; paid internships; alternative breaks; other experiences for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.
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Applying Research Expertise for the Benefit of North Carolina and BeyondFunds for research and accessible scholarly activities that utilize innovative models of partnership and collaboration among and between North Carolina communities and University faculty, students and staff. Other opportunities include assistantships for graduate and professional students.
Of the People,UNC Health is deeply committed to meeting the needs of all who reside in North Carolina. Our hospitals offer expert translation services in a variety of other languages. Our clinicians are specially trained to work with people who have been affected by neglect or violence, providing the compassionate and specialized care they require. UNC Health’s reach extends far beyond Chapel Hill. We serve people and communities across the state, and our telemedicine service opens new channels for medical practice in underserved rural communities. We also bring excellence in care to our international partners. With your help, we can enhance our presence here and far beyond our state’s borders.
For the People
Putting People FirstAbove all else, we are committed to our people. Our emphasis on fostering exceptional teaching and learning is essential to the future of the school. Supporting faculty endowments and research dollars will help us recruit and retain the teaching staff. Likewise, to attract the best students, we must maintain affordability and access through scholarships and aid.
Enable Rapid ResponseWe are recognized as a leading member of the prestigious Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. The school has earned national and international championships in journalism, public relations and graphic design. Increasing the annual fund to provide flexible dollars to seize opportunities for students and faculty will ensure we maintain our position and reputation as a leader in media and journalism education.
Multidisciplinary Collaborative CareWe can only advance by broadening our reach, and Carolina’s preeminent health-care enterprise enables us to do so. We look to bolster our interdisciplinary partnerships across campus, such as the UNC Craniofacial Center, the Pain Management Program and Prenatal and Baby Oral Health Programs. These collaborative enterprises will allow the school to continue leading in the fields of dentistry and medicine.
Prepare Future LeadersThe UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s outstanding students represent our best opportunity to create a healthier world. We are committed to providing students with opportunities to grow as practitioners, researchers and problem solvers. To be agile, effective, innovative leaders, our students must have funding for their education, travel, internships, research, conference presentations and other experiences that enable their growth and professional development. You can make a tangible, meaningful difference by investing in these phenomenal scholars.
Supporting M.P.A. ExcellenceThe UNC School of Government’s nationally ranked Master of Public Administration program educates promising students and leaders who bring an invaluable commitment to public service to communities and organizations within North Carolina, across the country, and around the world. We plan to expand scholarships and support our expert faculty as we continue to prepare effective, responsive leaders for an increasingly complex and challenging public arena.
ncIMPACTIn response to the ever-evolving challenges and critical policy questions facing our state, the School has developed an applied public policy initiative called ncIMPACT. This nonpartisan research, data, and analysis tool helps address such vital concerns as health, education, economic development, criminal justice, public finance, and the environment. Supporting ncIMPACT with the necessary funding will ensure that the highest quality information is made widely available to state and local decision-makers as they tackle complex public issues.
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and TechnologyAs a leading innovator, the UNC School of Education creates new learning technologies that increase accessibility for students across the state, nation and world. We offer new, high-quality and rigorous training that blends innovation, professional expertise and entrepreneurship to set the standard for 21st-century education.
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Attract the World’s Best FacultyOur faculty produce outstanding work. They are devising new ways to curate data, connect people with the information they need and educate students. To maintain this standard of research, public service and teaching, we must continue to attract and retain world-class faculty. Strong faculty attract strong students—and build a better school to work toward a better world.
Expand Programming Across North CarolinaTo bring the wonders of science to more people of every age across the state, we will invest in science outreach programming, vehicles and tools, including our mobile lab and portable planetarium programs. We will focus on underserved areas and populations. We will broaden our engagement through local community partnerships. We will reach all of North Carolina’s current and next generations with a universe of possibilities.
Fund Access Regardless ofWe will work to ensure children from low-wealth, low-resource schools and areas continue to have access to Morehead. To spark a passion for STEM in young students, now and next, we will help schools champion science. An accessibility program will be an even more permanent part of Morehead's culture than it is now.
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Educational Improvement at ScaleFueled by Carolina’s broad expertise in Improvement Science, the UNC School of Education is launching the interdisciplinary Carolina Improvement Science Initiative. In a strategic, campus-wide effort, we will work with school districts, hospitals, public health departments and social service organizations to extend the benefits of our research-practice partnerships. With your help, we can address critical problems in our field and develop integrated programs for our students.
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Maximize the Student ExperienceOur students are extraordinary. As we help them develop their gifts and chart their professional paths, they inspire us and challenge us to maintain our tradition of excellence. To remain a top-tier program and attract the best students from diverse backgrounds, we must offer more student support and augment our programs and facilities so we can continue providing extraordinary learning opportunities and experiences.
Whole EducationWe apply a holistic way of thinking to education, addressing the physical, economic, social and environmental circumstances of each student in their unique context. Our systemic approach ultimately works within and transforms schools and the broader educational landscape. Breaking down barriers lifts up all learners. When you contribute to education, we can lead students to success.
Center for Public Leadership and GovernanceBecause public leadership demands a complex set of skills, we are funding the creation of a Center for Public Leadership and Governance to house all leadership and management programs within the School. Certainly, there are other organizations that offer leadership training; the School’s unique strength is our understanding of the particular leadership challenges of public institutions. This center will offer comprehensive resources for research and instruction as well as provide services to public officials at every level of government and within the judiciary.
A $100,000 donation from Grubb Properties will establish an annual scholarship for graduate students in honor of the first Black female student to enroll at Carolina.