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.

Explore Stories

A portrait of Sam Hackett on campus with graphics highlighting him as a scholarship recipient.
Student Support

Doubling Down

The Batchelders' two sons graduated from Carolina. So they doubled down and created an Honors Carolina Scholarship to benefit two Carolina students who share an interest in business, history or drama.

A portrait of John Wadden
Donor

Empowering clinical psychology graduate students

Two new awards will support and recognize graduate students’ research

Dana Cowen, Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Art before 1950 at the Ackland Art Museum, at Sloane Art Library
Arts

A Continuing Resource

An Ackland curator used library resources to curate a multi-part installation

Regester views a film.
Research

Growing Up with Davis Library

Charlene Regester’s research has brought rare resources on Black history to Carolina’s libraries

Lam in the Fearrington Reading Room with ancient cuneiform tablets.
Research

Discovering Hidden Treasures

A professor found ancient tablets and worked with library staff to share these artifacts

Henley at Davis Library
Research

Uncovering the Past through Digital Research

Text mining and machine learning helped uncover Jim Crow laws in archived North Carolina General Statutes