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2021 Kenan-Flagler Day Recap

Kenan-Flagler Day was a day like no other. The UNC Kenan-Flagler community came together on March 30, to achieve its best giving day in the School’s 100-plus history. More than doubling last year’s historic day, UNC Kenan-Flagler raised a record-breaking $5,167,548 dollars with 1,502 gifts.

If you participated in Kenan-Flagler Day by making a gift, thank you. Your dollars will go to directly supporting this School – from new scholarships to vital annual support for our programs – and everything that makes us great.

UNC Kenan-Flagler led the campus-wide GiveUNC giving day in both dollars and gifts for the first-time ever to account for 44% of University’s total dollars raised. The Business School also captured the Battle for Carolina title in a midday challenge with the College of Arts & Sciences in the Battle for Carolina. University celebrated a record-breaking $11.81 million from 8,626 donors.

The trend of breaking the previous year’s record continued for UNC Kenan-Flagler with giving increasing by 138% and the number of gifts up 41%. Donors participated virtually from across the globe, sending in gifts from 11 countries and 42 states.

Navigating through consecutive virtual giving days, hundreds of alumni and community members joined for nearly 30 virtual events throughout the day and Alumni Week, including chapter events across the country.

UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty, staff and students accounted for 282 gifts on Kenan-Flagler Day. More than 150 gifts were directed to the diversity and inclusion (D&I) fund at UNC Kenan-Flagler, including the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Fund, MBA Consortium and the MBA Inclusive Blue Fellowship.

In addition, the Business School secured a new record of 161 Dean’s Circle gifts of $2,000 or more. Among the day’s initiatives, more than 50 gifts went towards the new building project. Overall, seven challenges were unlocked, including all five levels of the “Multiply Your Gift Challenge.”

Through your support on Kenan-Flagler Day, participants have strengthened the Business School’s ability to develop future business leaders through unique programs, industry-leading faculty and innovative research.

Every gift made on Kenan-Flagler Day contributes to the Business School’s success and makes a true and lasting impact. We are grateful for the incredible community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends of the School.

Your gifts make UNC Kenan-Flagler a place like no other. If you missed being a part of Kenan-Flagler Day, please show your support today at