Funding Priority

Signature Initiatives

Signature Initiatives address issues and opportunities that emerge over the course of the campaign, leveraging our strengths to remain responsive to the times and needs of the people.

Campaign Funding Priorities

Signature Initiative Funding Priorities

Explore Stories

Donor

Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative: Every Dollar Matters

“This program literally saved [my daughter’s] life.”

Research

Breaking Down Precision Medicine

UNC Lineberger designs, develops and delivers CAR-T therapy to to attack cancers.

Patient

From Cancer Patient to Volunteer

“In this position I feel like I’ve been given a purpose, and I wouldn’t have had this opportunity before. To be a part of cancer therapies, even my own, is a very special thing.”

autism focused intervention resources and modules
Autism

Bridging Autism Research and Real-World Practice

“This is the first step in building a bridge between research and practice.”

Aaron Salzberg
Leadership

Changing the Way the World Works on Water

“UNC has a long history of producing world leaders in water.”

stem innovation for inclusion in early education
Donor

Inclusion in Early Education

The STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center engages young children with disabilities in STEM activities.