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A gift to UNC School of Social Work is an investment in the well-being of families and communities in North Carolina and beyond. We need your help as we work to solve problems that threaten our society — substance use disorders, interpersonal violence, racism and social injustice, financial insecurity, and more.

New Scholarship!

Please consider making a gift to the Hortense McClinton Legacy Scholarship, which honors the first Black faculty member at Carolina.

Honoring the Legacy of Hortense McClinton — A Social Work Pioneer —



Every tax-deductible donation contributes directly toward student scholarships, endowed professorships, and program support at our School.

Your generous financial support is vital to our mission. Because we receive less than 30% of our budget from State of North Carolina recurring funds, we rely on private gifts, grants, and other funding sources to ensure that we can continue to serve as one of the nation’s top schools of social work.

Learn How Your Gift Helps

First and foremost, your gift provides opportunities for our MSW and doctoral students to become the best possible social work professionals. In many cases, students would be unable to complete their degrees without assistance from donor gifts.

Meet a few of our students who have been helped by gifts from donors.


Learn How You Can Give

There are many ways to become a donor. You may choose to make an individual gift through our annual fund, pledge a monthly or yearly gift, create a planned estate gift, or multiply the value of your gift through your employer’s matching-gift program.

Choose any of the links below for more information about your options in supporting UNC School of Social Work.


Learn How Others Give

Curious about how our donors are already making a difference? We’ve profiled a few projects and opportunities that rely on donor support — learn about these opportunities and see how a few of our donors are helping to support students and programs at our School):


Learn About Donor Recognition

We honor every donor whose generosity helps advance the work of our School, the accomplishments of our students, and the leadership of our faculty. As you walk through our School, you’ll see donors’ names appearing on our lobby, on classrooms and conference rooms, and even on the bricks surrounding our courtyard. You’ll also see an honor roll of donors published in our annual report and mailed to alumni each year.

What are the other ways we honor our donors? Examine some of the options.

Ready To Give?

Contact any member of our development team and let us know what area of the School is most important to you!