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Honor Maeda Galinsky’s legacy and support our students on GiveUNC Day

The School of Social Work will celebrate GiveUNC on Tuesday, March 30 – Carolina’s university-wide day of giving – with a special opportunity to support Ph.D. in Social Work students in their studies and research. Donations pledged for this annual fundraiser will go to the Maeda and David Galinsky Scholarship Fund. Donations of unrestricted gifts are also welcomed.

Dr. Maeda Galinsky was a distinguished and passionate scholar, researcher, teacher and mentor – someone who inspired generations of social workers in North Carolina and beyond. For more than 50 years, she served on the School of Social Work’s faculty, where her pioneering work with groups and with intervention research flourished.

Known as the “Grand Dame of the School of Social Work,” Galinsky retired in 2015, though she continued to collaborate on research projects, actively participate in the University community and remain a huge presence in the lives of students and of her colleagues until her death on Sept. 9, 2019, at the age of 84.

Prior to her death, Galinsky and her family established the Maeda and David Galinsky Scholarship Fund to provide crucial financial support to outstanding doctoral students within the School of Social Work. Today, this scholarship honors Galinsky’s legacy and the memory of her late husband David, a beloved and long-serving professor in UNCs Department of Psychology.

There’s never been a more vital time to support social work education and the profession. In addition, the power of GiveUNC is in the collective impact Tar Heels across the world can make in just one day. So, mark your calendars for March 30!

Please join us in sustaining the legacy of Dr. Maeda Galinsky. Your contributions will help ensure financial support to students who are leading the way in their fields of research.

To contribute, please visit UNC’s online giving site and click on “Top Funds” to designate your gift.