Giving to The Graduate School

Thank you for considering making a gift to The Graduate School. Private donations support fellowships, travel opportunities and professional development and enrichment courses.

Giving Levels

Annual Giving Circles

Dean's Club- $1,000 or more

Dean's Club members are generous and loyal supporters of graduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Membership is bestowed upon donors who give $1000 or more in the current fiscal year. Dean's Club members are invited to be Graduate School Dean Steven Matson's special guests at graduate receptions, seminars, and other special Graduate School events. Your leadership gift will be appropriately acknowledged in Graduate School publications, most notably in the Carolina Chronicle, a publication supporting graduate education at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dean Matson will also keep you informed about what's happening at The Graduate School through regular updates.

The Centennial Society- $500 or more

The Centennial Society was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina in 2003. Members of the Centennial Society who give at least $500 in the current fiscal year are committed to helping The Graduate School continue to educate leaders for North Carolina and beyond for the next 100 years. Members of the Centennial Society receive the Carolina Chronicle, a publication that highlights the latest research and news in graduate education at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Friends of The Graduate School- $100 or more

Donors who give at least $100 or more in the current fiscal year are designated as Friends of The Graduate School. Through their support, Friends of The Graduate School make a positive impact on the lives of graduate students across campus.

Supporters of The Graduate School- under $100

Gifts under $100 in the current fiscal year make up the Supporters of The Graduate School. These are our most numerous donors and their gifts form the foundation for our support for students across all graduate disciplines.

Lifetime Giving Circles

Charles A. Smith Circle- $500,000 or more

Named for the first Dean of The Graduate School, the Charles A. Smith circle is comprised of those who have made lifetime gifts to the graduate school totaling $500,000 or more. Like our first dean, these donors are committed to building a strong institution of graduate education and to supporting the education of future leaders who will make a lasting impact on North Carolina and beyond.

However you choose to support The Graduate School, know that your gift makes a real difference in the lives of Carolina graduate students.

To find out more about supporting graduate education, please contact Faye Lewis, flewis@email.unc.edu or (919) 962-6311.