(photo by Donn Young)The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign by a university in the history of the state. “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina” aims to raise $4.25 billion by Dec. 31, 2022, to foster an innovation generation prepared to lead the world to a better future through research and scholarship, example and ethos. This campaign is the largest in the Southeast and second largest among public institutions in the nation.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, key stakeholders, campaign leaders and volunteers joined Board of Trustees chairman Haywood Cochrane, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Vice Chancellor for Development David Routh for the announcement, which highlighted several gifts and initiatives supporting the Blueprint for Next, the University’s overarching strategic framework. Developed by Folt, to guide Carolina’s growth and future direction, the Blueprint’s key pillars — “Of the Public, for the Public” and “Innovation Made Fundamental” — uphold Carolina’s commitment to grow and evolve while remaining rooted in its public service mission.
“Our ambitious Campaign for Carolina unites us with a shared and meaningful vision for the future of our leading global public research university,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “Underlying this clear vision lies the Blueprint for Next, a unifying strategic framework that guides our commitment to Carolina’s historic mission of providing superior educational opportunities at the best and most affordable price, conducting game-changing research, innovating for the public good and bringing health and prosperity to people in our state and beyond.”
In an overflow event on the campus’ historic Polk Place, Folt and Routh announced several gifts and signature initiatives to kick off the campaign. By the end of the weekend, the University will have announced over $100 million in support of the Campaign for Carolina’s priorities and the encompassing vision of the Blueprint for Next. Signature initiatives and gifts …