Nearly a year after administrators announced plans to kick off the University’s largest fundraising campaign ever, officials hope to have initial designs ready for the new chancellor to take over by July.
Planning for the capital campaign — which originally aimed to raise more than a previous fundraising effort that brought in $2.38 billion — began in early 2012 but was postponed before this academic year started.
The campaign was then put on hold when former Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Matt Kupec resigned amid questions about his use of UNC foundation funds for personal travel use.
Spring 2012: UNC announces plans to start the largest fundraising campaign in school history September 2012: Matt Kupec, vice chancellor for university advancement, resigns amid scandal, placing the campaign on hold
February: first meeting of the capital campaign cabinet
As the search for Kupec’s replacement continues, a capital campaign cabinet has been tasked with developing a fundraising strategy.
The cabinet, composed of faculty, staff and a group of volunteers associated with the University, met recently to discuss preliminary plans.