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Loyalty: It’s a Carolina thing

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tar Heel pride extends far beyond the court and the field.

To paraphrase UNC Athletics columnist Adam Lucas:

Loyalty – it’s a Carolina thing.

If there’s one thing every Tar Heel knows about, it’s loyalty. We faithfully don our Carolina blue t-shirts, hats and jerseys at every given opportunity to cheer on our Heels. We yell and cheer until we’re hoarse. We root for Carolina and we give it our all – win or lose, through thick and thin.


Because we love this place.

We want it to succeed. We want to show our support. And we want to contribute to that success in any way we can.

But our success isn’t limited to Carolina victories on the court and on the field – and our loyalty shouldn’t be, either.

Ann Christian Goodno and Dean Doug Shackelford - UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Ann Christian Goodno and Dean Doug Shackelford

Every day, UNC Kenan-Flagler students, faculty, staff and alumni make strides to change the world and benefit the greater good – all thanks to the generosity and support of MVPs like Ann Christian Goodno (BSCOM ’45).

After earning her degree under the shadow of World War II, Goodno started giving back to the School and hasn’t stopped since. She has been supporting the Business School for more than seven decades.

“I never thought anything about it –but I was shocked to read that gifts to the School, combined with other private support, fund 20 percent of its annual operating budget,” says Goodno. “If people don’t give, I don’t think the School could operate.”

Goodno is the picture of a dedicated alum – that’s why we chose to name a society that celebrates donor loyalty in her name. The Ann Christian Goodno Loyalty Society includes all donors who make a gift to UNC Kenan-Flagler for two or more consecutive years or set up a recurring donation.

Anyone can join the ranks of our UNC Kenan-Flagler MVPs – all you have to do is commit your support to our incredible School.

Be part of our success

Make a gift by June 30 and help us close out the fiscal year on a strong note!

Don’t forget, you can honor your favorite current or former UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty or staff member by making a gift in their name. There’s no better way to say thanks for the assist.

If you are one of the over 6,000 alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff or friends of the School who have already made a gift this fiscal year, thank you! Your support is crucial to our continued success.

Go Heels!