Campaign Priorities

$5 Billion: A Historic Success

The Campaign for Carolina has raised more than $5 billion for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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The Campaign for Carolina has raised more than $5 billion for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

You Made History

Across the state of North Carolina, throughout the country and around the world, thousands of dedicated Carolina supporters like you have come together to make history. Because of your generosity, the Campaign for Carolina has raised more than $5 billion for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

By helping Carolina surpass the $5 billion mark, you have helped Carolina become one of just six public universities in the country to hit this milestone in a single campaign. More importantly, you have ensured that our University will continue to educate the brightest young minds to become the leaders our world needs.

“I am immensely grateful for the community of donors and volunteers who have supported us on this journey. Your generosity means Carolina will continue to prepare generations of students and scholars to solve the grand challenges of our time.”
– Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Support for the Campaign for Carolina has come from people who are connected to Carolina in many ways. They include Carolina alumni, parents and friends; faculty, students and staff; patients at UNC Hospitals; and foundations and corporations. In total, more than 215,000 people have generously given to the campaign.

Gifts have also come in many forms and sizes. Some are already at work supporting Carolina’s top priorities, while other pledges will pay out in the future to provide a steady stream of resources. All gifts, no matter the amount, represent a vote of confidence in Carolina’s mission of teaching, service and research.

You Did It, Tar Heels!

Here’s a look at the community who helped us reach $5 billion.

  • More than 215,000 people made gifts to the Campaign for Carolina, including:
    • more than 96,000 alumni and
    • almost 4,800 faculty and staff members.
  • More than 3,300 volunteers served on boards and committees across the University to make the Campaign for Carolina a success.
  • Donors made gifts of all sizes to help the Campaign for Carolina reach this $5 billion milestone.
    • 74 donors gave $10 million or more.
    • 721 donors gave $1 million or more.
    • 160,611 donors gave under $1,000.
    • $50 is the median gift transaction to the campaign.
  • Donors from all 100 North Carolina counties and all 50 states made gifts to the campaign.


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Student Support

Following the Narrative

A Carolina Covenant Scholar pursues career-enhancing experiences through the Career Accelerator Program.

Ana Zurita Posas, Scott Hamilton, and Kevin Guskiewicz stand laughing at the Golden LEAF Luncheon
Student Support

Supporting North Carolina’s Rural Communities

Golden LEAF Scholarship increases opportunities for rural North Carolinians

Drafted model of the Nursing Education Building

Building the Future

Anonymous gift to UNC School of Nursing supports new facility to expand capacity

UNC Makerspace staff take part in a RYOBI training

A Greater Toolkit

Makerspaces provide a greater range of tools, equipment and possibilities

Brenda Palacios Rodriguez stands in the foreground with arms spread wide and a huge smile on her face. The Old Well at UNC-Chapel Hill is in the background.
Student Support

$1 Billion for Scholarships at Carolina

Hear directly from the accomplished students who are living their best lives at Carolina thanks to your generosity. 

Selena Braye-Bulls smiles with posters in the background.
Student Support

A Leader in Student Life

Through involvement and leadership, Selena Braye-Bulls has gotten the most out of her Carolina experience.