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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Jim and Frances Kerr
Donor

Supporting Civil Rights Work

A transformative gift from the Kerr family endows civil rights work at UNC School of Law.

A photograph of the Fedex Global Education Center on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus.
Global Impact

Honoring Excellence

UNC-Chapel Hill receives top award in recognition of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize its campus.

Aerial view of Galapagos Islands
Environment

Collaborating for Conservation

Galapagos Science Center and sustainable clothing startup Sula collaborate for conservation efforts.

The Old Well on UNC's campus
UNC - Chapel Hill

Honoring Service to Carolina

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees announced six winners of the Davie Awards for extraordinary service to the University.

UNC PhD student Riley Vickers stands in front of a pond at Carolina's North Forest.
Student Support

Membranes and Modeling

Royster Fellow and Ph.D. student Riley Vickers is bringing his distinct expertise to a multidisciplinary team working to improve the world’s access to clean water.

Bryn Barker and DJ Passey hold hands with their twin boys on a beach.
Student Support

Dissertations and Diapers

A Royster Fellowship proves crucial as married Ph.D. students Bryn Barker and DJ Passey juggle graduate studies and parenting twins.