The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Social Work have a lot to celebrate! The University received $495 million in commitments in fiscal year 2016 (concluding June 30), marking Carolina’s best fundraising year in history and eclipsing fiscal year 2015’s previous record by nearly $50 million. Moreover, the School of Social Work also hit high marks, receiving commitments of nearly $2.5 million in private gifts, pledges and grants — a 162% increase over the previous fiscal year. This critically needed funding will help our School continue to support student scholarships, recruit and retain promising junior faculty, and address emerging needs in the social work practice field.
“The great and exciting news is not just about the total amount raised, but about the wide range of donors and the increased giving by these groups,” said David Routh, the University’s vice chancellor for development. “The strong performance points to future successes. This is a reflection of a great institution with a fantastic community. This demonstrates what we can achieve when we work together.”
We’re so thankful for all of our generous donors and hope you will join us as we celebrate this achievement. Read more about the University’s announcement and be sure to check out this celebration video, which features the School of Social Work’s own Clinical Associate Professor Josh Hinson.