There are plenty of good financial reasons to make a philanthropic gift before the end of the calendar year. A booming stock market and uncertainty about how 2018 tax legislation could affect charitable deductions combine to make a persuasive argument for giving by Dec. 31.
But why support UNC Kenan-Flagler with your year-end gift?
The answer lies in the impact that you can have on a student’s life – a student like Zach Spencer (MBA ’18).
As a first-generation college student, Spencer never thought that he would have the opportunity to attend a top graduate school at one of the nation’s most prestigious public universities.
Yet though hard work and determination, Spencer is in his second year at UNC Kenan-Flagler. He has taken full advantage of all the School has to offer.Spencer has served as a community revitalization fellow in a joint initiative with the UNC School of Government. He is president of the UNC Real Estate Club, and he has been actively competing in case competitions across the U.S.
As he rounds the corner into his final semester at the Business School, Spencer has already accepted an offer to serve as development associate with Greystar.
When he graduates in May, he will join UNC Kenan-Flagler’s long list of student success stories. But as a scholarship recipient, he realizes the role that philanthropic support has played in his academic accomplishments.
“Scholarship support and the Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler have been instrumental in making a UNC business degree an exceptional learning experience,” says Spencer. “My UNC experience and the experience of many others wouldn’t be the same without it.”
The Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler is a powerful tool for making a difference for students and faculty at the Business School. But the Fund only exists as long as alumni, parents and friends support it.
When you consider your year-end contributions, please think about the direct impact that you can have on the lives of current and prospective UNC students. Every gift counts and every gift makes a difference. Please support UNC Kenan-Flagler with a year-end donation today.