This year has been unlike any other we have encountered in our 100-plus years of business education at Carolina. Our nation is facing challenges that have spurred uncertainty, grief and conflict. In the midst of these circumstances, our community came together.
As the 2020 fiscal year unfolded, our world drastically changed. Although, the constant was you – our faithful and committed UNC Kenan-Flagler donor. UNC Kenan-Flagler and our donors are committed to providing our students with transformative opportunities that spur lifelong growth.
Your financial support directly supports the Business School – from new scholarships to vital annual support for the programs. Together, we continue to overcome and thrive as a community.
Together, we raised an all-time high of $5.1 million in unrestricted gifts for the Fund at Kenan-Flagler. This total marked the first time the School eclipsed the $5 million milestone.
Spending his life investing in people and real estate, Steven D. Bell (BA ’67) made his greatest investment ever in both: He pledged $11 million to support the future home of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
In midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we achieved our greatest day of giving during our virtual-based Kenan-Flagler Day on June 16. We raised a record-breaking $2,174,239 with a campus-wide best 1,063 gifts. The Business School accounted for more than a quarter of the University’s donor total on the annual GiveUNC giving day.
To support the School’s commitment to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community, the Diversity and Inclusion Fund received more than 150 gifts on Kenan-Flagler Day.
UNC Kenan-Flagler supporters created 18 new scholarships and fellowships to fuel accessibility and attract the most talented students.
Together, we raised $40.9 million in cash and commitments.
The community’s unwavering commitment to our School during this challenging year made the difference. We know many of you have been impacted by this year’s events, yet, your critical support and investment in our students remained throughout.
This is what defines Kenan-Flagler. Wherever we are… We are Kenan-Flagler.