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UNC Kenan-Flagler Cares

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School shapes leaders who put people first.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Cares is our signature community service initiative. It creates opportunities for us to offer our skills and expertise in service to the public. By harnessing the talents and resources of our school, we develop meaningful strategies and partnerships to impact our local community, North Carolina and the world beyond.

Every year, UNC Kenan-Flagler Cares onboards a new nonprofit for a three-year engagement. We collaborate with these important organizations in a variety of ways: raising and providing funds to the charities, sharing business skills and expertise to advance their work, and contributing to service projects either at the Business School or offsite.

Our current partners include:

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF)
The CEF is working to end the racial wealth gap by supporting over 3,000 members annually in reaching their employment, housing and finance goals. CEF’s approach combines person-centered support with advocacy and financial services that pursue equity. Their work is grounded in recognition of the detrimental impacts of systemic racism on Black and Brown members of our communities and values the leadership of people with lived experiences with homelessness and poverty.

Porch Chapel Hill – Carrboro
The Porch Chapel Hill – Carrboro is an all-volunteer hunger relief organization that distributes food to families in our community.  Since 2010, local PORCH chapters have run food collections to fill the gaps in the food bank system.

Compass Center for Women and Families
The Compass Center for Women and Families mission is to support community members facing difficult situations.  Their prevention, crisis and long-term self-sufficiency services help support gender equity and economic justice and work to address intimate partner violence in our community.

Past partners of the initiative include: The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation and UNC Children’s Hospital.

How can you help?

Sign up for service days, the golf tournament and engage with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Cares committee. To learn more about participating, please contact Tracy Triggs-Matthews.


Raised to Date


Support Bags for Ronald McDonald House


Welcome Bags for Children's Hospital

UNC Kenan-Flagler Cares Golf Tournament

For nearly 30 years, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Cares Golf Tournament has united the School and business sponsors around community development. Thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners, the Golf Classic drives the majority of funds raised through UNC Kenan-Flagler Cares.