On Tuesday, more than ten thousand donors cumulatively gave over $10 million to UNC departments and student organizations.
The day marked the sixth annual GiveUNC – a 24-hour period in which University supporters are encouraged to donate to a variety of programs and initiatives.
“GiveUNC is a day to rally together behind all the wonderful things that Carolina is doing for the community, the state, the world,” Darlene Gooch, the executive director of Annual Giving at the University, said in an email statement. “There’s truly no other day like it."
GiveUNC festivities offered campus engagement opportunities for students between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bell Tower. They were organized by Associate Director of Annual Giving Kamryn Clairmont.
She said the activities are focused on bringing the campus community together to make a large positive impact.
GiveUNC is becoming a tradition for the University and is seeing increased participation from students and faculty, she added.
“When our students are here, we're encouraging them to make a $5 gift because every dollar counts," Clairmont said.
Kandace Farrar, associate dean for advancement of the School of Social Work, said she sent an email to her colleagues regarding GiveUNC and shortly after saw their names appear on the “recent donors” list.
“I want all of our faculty and staff to make a gift no matter what size it is, because we need to invest in one another,” she said.