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Using philanthropy for change

We are thrilled to announce that UNC School of Social Work recently received the largest individual gift in the School’s history for the development of a new student fellows program!  

This program, which will launch later this year, aims to integrate the School’s micro and macro education and training. The goal: to advance the business, administrative and legislative advocacy skills of our MSW graduates so that they are best prepared to develop better practices and influence policies to transform child welfare and adolescent mental health in the state of North Carolina.  

Thanks to a generous donation from a local philanthropist, who has committed $3 million to this program, our School is another step closer to strengthening the leadership skills of future social workers who will work on behalf of children and families in the most underserved areas of our state. In the coming weeks, you will hear more about this new program, so stay tuned!