Student Giving

Join your fellow Tar Heels in giving back to the campus you call home. Tuition and state funding only cover half of your Carolina education. Therefore, the University must rely on gifts from individuals to maintain quality programs and continue offering outstanding opportunities to students. You can make a lasting impact on your own Carolina experience by supporting the areas of campus that are meaningful to you.

Check out progress against our goals for Academic Year 2022-2023 below:

Class of 2023 Total number of donors: 31 out of a goal of 500

Class of 2024 Total number of donors: 16 out of a goal of 150

Class of 2025 Total number of donors: 18 out of a goal of 100

Class of 2026 Total number of donors: 24 out of a goal of 50

Class of 2027 Total number of donors: Coming soon! What impact will you make?

 

Student Giving Society giving levels: $5 first years; $10 sophomores; $15 juniors; $20.23 seniors

If you make a gift at the suggested level for your class year, you will be recognized as a member of the Student Giving Society. Members receive invitations to exclusive events, special care packages, and insider information about UNC.

Heelraisers Student Giving Council

Heelraisers 2018-2019 Members in front of the Old Well

The Heelraisers Student Giving Council is an officially recognized student organization that raises awareness about the impact of private giving at Carolina and promotes annual giving efforts to students. Council members get a firsthand look at development at the University and work actively on marketing campaigns, campus events and other special projects under the advisement of Carolina Annual Giving.

Heelraisers Mission Statement: To educate and engage UNC-Chapel Hill students regarding the importance of private giving to the University and to facilitate their active philanthropic involvement with Carolina as students and eventual alumni.

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Want more information about student giving at Carolina and upcoming Heelraiser events? Email us at [email protected] or follow us on social media!

The Senior Campaign

Each year, senior class marshals work with Carolina Annual Giving to create a student-centered campaign for the graduating class. The Senior Campaign enables you to establish a legacy and connection with the University before you become a young alumnus.

We encourage students in the Class of 2023 to give $20.23 to the area of campus that has had the biggest impact on your time at Carolina – be it a department, scholarship, student organization, or any of the other 7,000+ funds there are to choose from. The class of 2023 featured Senior Class Campaign Initiative is the FORevHER Tar Heels Excellence Fund.

In 2019, the FORevHER Tar Heels initiative was launched to build and inspire a Carolina community to champion our women student-athletes through financial support of 15 teams, scholarships, facilities and a mentor program. Through generous donations by Rams Club members, UNC alumnae and friends, funding has impacted each of our women sport programs.

The most unique piece of FORevHER Tar Heels is the Mentor Program. Women student-athletes have the opportunity to be paired with an accomplished alumna or leader in the community to enhance their career development. The Mentor Program provides student-athletes with meaningful relationships and guidance on navigating life after sport.

The goal of FORevHER Tar Heels is to provide our women student-athletes equality in funding and resource opportunities. Our mission is to have a hand in the development of women student-athlete leaders who will go on to impact their local, national and global communities.

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Help ensure that Carolina continues to thrive by making a gift today. Gifts of any size make a difference, and the more students who give, the greater impact your class will have. Follow the senior class on social media to learn more!

FAQs

Q: How can I make a gift today?

A: Students can donate online at give.unc.edu/donate with a credit card, or mail a check/cash to: UNC-Chapel Hill, PO Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309. Questions about donating? Call 919-537-3818.

Q: I already pay tuition, why should I give more?

A: Most students don’t realize that tuition and state funding only cover half of your education – private support helps bridge the total cost of attending UNC. Your Carolina experience is supplemented every day by gifts from students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University. By giving back to your favorite area of campus you are helping ensure the University can support exceptional programs, research, technology, building and innovation.

Q: How does my support make an impact?

A: Student donors join a community of Tar Heels who have invested in the University and made a lasting impact on future generations of Carolina students. A gift of $250 or more places you in the Chancellor’s Clubs 1793 Society and gifts of any amount in the most recent two consecutive academic years make you a Carolina Bell Ringer. Undergraduates who make a gift during each of their four years at Carolina are considered Perfect Student Donors and can maintain their “flawless” status by giving during their first year as a young alumnus.

Q: What can I support with my gift?

A: One of the best things about giving to Carolina is that you can designate your gift to over 7,000 different funds. These funds include academic departments, athletic programs, student organizations, scholarships, research and more. Student giving at Carolina is about YOU. We want to make sure each student can give back to the area that they care about most.

Q: Do gifts of all sizes make a difference?

A: Yes – all gifts make a difference. Even gifts that may seem small combine with similar gifts from tens of thousands of other students, alumni, parents and friends of the University to create a huge impact. Last year, Carolina Annual Giving raised over $7 million from more than 30,000 donors.

For more information about student giving or if you would like help finding your fund, contact Kamryn Clairmont, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at [email protected].

 

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