More than 450 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School traveled from all over the globe to reconnect with classmates during Alumni Weekend in April.
With record numbers attending and giving, there was a lot to celebrate. This year’s reuniting alumni raised more than $2 million for the School – up from $1 million in 2017 – as part of the Reunion Class Campaigns. The total was announced during the Saturday evening celebration on the floor of the Dean E. Smith Center.
Ten members of the Class of 1968 came back to Chapel Hill to celebrate their 50th reunion, a first for the School. To commemorate the occasion, the group worked together to fundraise for a faculty excellence award.
Many alumni distinguished themselves as MVPs through their attendance and support:
- Highest reunion attendance: MBA Class of 1998
- Highest giving participation: MBA Class of 1968
- Most money raised: MBA Class of 1983
Thank you to all alumni who traveled to Chapel Hill to celebrate this year – and especially to the more than 100 alumni who volunteered as Class Connectors to encourage your classmates to come back and give back to UNC Kenan-Flagler.
“It was an unforgettable weekend that left me more inspired than I’ve been in a very long time,” Sine Thieme (MBA ’93) wrote about Alumni Weekend. “I don’t think I’m the only one who returned home to their regular lives thinking, ‘I need to do this EVERY year from here on out!’”
Sign up now to serve a Class Connector for next year. We are recruiting Class Connectors from the Undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2018.
Contact Carrie Dobbins, associate director for reunion giving, today if you’re interested in being a Class Connector or finding ways to get involved.