Annual Giving

Annual Giving raises funds for academic excellence at Carolina and reaches out to alumni and friends, parents, students, and faculty and staff to encourage their lasting connection and involvement with campus. You may choose to designate your annual gift(s) to any of the more than 7,000 funds supporting students, faculty or research in any of the University’s schools, units or programs. Tens of thousands of donors contribute millions of dollars each year; their generosity touches virtually every area on campus. These gifts are essential for fulfilling our ambitious teaching, research and public service mission and help make Carolina one of the best public universities in the nation.

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A Carolina student faces a crowd at a commencement ceremony.
Student Support

Preparing graduate students for the future of work outside academia

CareerWell, a new program at the UNC Graduate School, builds core business skills and valuable professional networks.

Media center
Faculty Support

Boosting Digital Literacy

New center to enhance learning and hone skills

M. Scott Peeler and Diana Florence
Donor

Honoring A Pioneer In Law

M. Scott Peeler and Diana Florence continue their support of UNC School of Law with gifts to commemorate Sylvia X. Allen, the first Black woman to graduate from the school.

CJ Powell in front of UNC's Old Well
Alumni

Higher Education and a Higher Purpose

CJ Powell’s experiences at Carolina led him to the Department of Education

Samantha Garcia Cruz
Student Support

Transferring, Researching, Excelling

Undergraduate student recognized for excellence in undergraduate research

Close up of upper body of Carolina alumnus RC Orlan ’19 standing on the UNC baseball stadium field
Athletics

Fulfilling a Commitment, Getting a Degree

Professional baseball player comes back to Carolina to finish out his degree