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A Letter from Dean White

The accomplishments of the College of Arts and Sciences during the Campaign for Carolina — and for many years to come — are a result of the philanthropic leadership of our alumni and friends, the months and years of service of our board members and volunteers, and their belief in the College’s mission. This report contains just some of the stories behind the campaign’s historical figures and commitments.

Each donor and volunteer during the campaign helped pave the way for excellence in teaching, research and service, ensuring that our students have the resources to succeed. On behalf of the approximately 17,000 undergraduates, 2,300 graduate students and 1,000 faculty members who call the College home and benefit from this support, thank you.

The conclusion of the Campaign for Carolina compels us to now look forward: How can we continue to build on our long tradition of public service and innovative solutions, which contribute to the betterment of North Carolina, the nation and the world? We often say that the College’s broad-based liberal arts education prepares our students for a future that neither they nor we can predict. Our graduates, who have been taught to think critically, work collaboratively and communicate persuasively, have the skills to face any challenge, and I am confident they will change the world. The seeds have already been planted for next-generation discovery, innovation and creativity, thanks to the support from more than 37,000 alumni and generous friends who contributed $764 million in this campaign.

You have made transformational investments in the talent, knowledge and community that define the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

With gratitude,


James W.C. White

Craver Family Dean
UNC College of Arts and Sciences