In tough times, our donors remain up to the challenge.
You gave $277 million in private gifts in fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30. This marked the second highest annual total for gifts in our history. Including pledges, you gave $305.6 million. Both totals topped the year before, up 3.3 percent in gifts and 5 percent in commitments. We had more than 77,000 donors.
The UNC Department of Nutrition attracts outstanding students from around the world. Now, sanofi-aventis is helping support those students as they pursue doctoral training with UNC’s faculty experts in the Gillings School of Global Public Health through the sanofi-aventis-UNC Global Nutrition Scholars Program. Read more »
Jimbo and Emmy Huckabee: Prime time for philanthropy
James “Jimbo” and Emily “Emmy” Huckabee are in the prime of their lives. Having graduated from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1995 and 1996, respectively, they’re busy doing what most dynamic, 30-something couples do. And they’re also making a difference in students' lives at Carolina. Read more »
New fellows program highlights community service
There are few places better to learn than some place way outside your zone of comfort.
Gail Weaver Bunn learned that firsthand. Now she and her husband want education students to gain some insight and perspective on what it means to serve in “underserved” areas.
Innovative physical therapy curriculum improves M.S. care
Recognizing an urgent need for physical therapists with expertise in treating multiple sclerosis (M.S.), the National MS Society, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, teamed with UNC’s Division of Physical Therapy to develop a groundbreaking scholarship and education track that benefits four doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) students each year.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, internationally acclaimed Japanese writer-director Toshiki Okada is re-examining his interpretation of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” in a new theatrical collaboration with OBIE Award-winning physical theater ensemble, Pig Iron Theatre Company.
And he did so right here at UNC during a creative residency at PlayMakers Repertory Company, thanks to a grant from New York’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.