Last fiscal year, a record 6,577 alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends made gifts to UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Now we need your help to ensure that this number continues to grow.
Our 2017 fiscal year ends on June 30, and 6,380 donors already have given to the School. This number includes 3,680 alumni, 554 students, 211 faculty and staff, 165 parents and numerous friends of the School.
Are you one of the 6,380 who have given this fiscal year?
If so, thank you! Your support makes a tremendous difference.
If not, why? Do you think that a smaller donation won’t make a difference?
A donation of just $150 to the Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler pays for two students to participate in Leadership Day skill-building activities.
Give a little more and you could help fund a study abroad scholarship for a student who couldn’t otherwise afford a global experience. Or you could pay for a laptop for a first generation college student who doesn’t have a computer.
We make very sure that every dollar donated to the School makes a difference. After all, our dean is an accountant.Do you think the Business School doesn’t need your money?
Times have changed at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Fifteen years ago, in fiscal year 2003, the state funded 28 percent of our overall School budget. Today the state appropriation is less than 10 percent of our total budget. Creating revenue producing programs and growing our philanthropic support from donors like you has allowed us to survive and thrive, but a great deal of work needs to be done.
Despite recent philanthropic strides, we still trail nearly all of our peer schools in both endowment size and alumni giving participation – currently at 12 percent across all degree programs. So we need support from our alumni and friends now more than ever. High rates of alumni giving help to strengthen the value of everyone’s UNC Kenan-Flagler degree!
Are you tired of being asked?
We understand you receive many requests. But we believe that it’s important to support the worthy cause of educating the next generation’s leaders. As a friend of our School, we hope you will make UNC Kenan-Flagler one of your philanthropic priorities. We need your support, and we will put your funds to good use helping current and future Business School students. Please make a gift today.