UNC receives $271.25 million in gifts in fiscal year 2009
In fiscal year 2009, Carolina’s fund-raising efforts brought in $271.25 million in gifts, the second highest total in history for this type of support. Gifts account for money that is immediately available to the University. In commitments for fiscal year 2009, which ended June 30, UNC raised $290.4 million. Commitments include pledges as well as gifts.
Only fiscal year 2008’s gift total of $301 million tops the 2009 mark, and UNC was in the final months of a major fund-raising campaign - the Carolina First Campaign - that year.
UNC honored 29 first-year and 17 new nursing students with its most prestigious need-based merit awards, the annual James M. Johnston Scholarships. The first-year scholarships are renewable for three more years of study.
Twenty in-state and nine out-of-state students won the awards. All students with financial need are considered for Johnston Scholarships, but merit determines the winners. Awards vary among recipients according to need. Graduate students among the nursing recipients receive $8,000 per year.
UNC has awarded more than $100,000 in privately funded, need- and merit-based scholarships to 38 undergraduates for 2009 summer, fall and academic year study abroad programs.
The awards are just part of the financial support that UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences provides to students for study abroad throughout the year. The college raised more than $19 million for study abroad programs and scholarships during UNC’s latest major fund-raising drive, the Carolina First Campaign.
Endowed professor James Johnson aims high for area kids
Eight years ago, the idea for a school took hold of Rev. Kenneth Hammond of Union Baptist Church on North Roxboro Street in Durham, N.C., and James H. Johnson Jr., the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Kenan-Flagler Business School.
The Golden LEAF Foundation has renewed its commitment to the Carolina College Advising Corps for the 2009-2010 academic year, a move that will enable the program to continue serving 10 North Carolina high schools and add two more. Overall, the corps will have 19 advisers serving 40 high schools in 21 counties across North Carolina this school year.