The UNC Institute for the Environment (IE) had a day like no other on Mar. 29 for GiveUNC—Carolina’s 24-hour giving challenge. The Institute partnered with the Senior Class to raise money and awareness for a new environmental justice research program for undergraduate students. Read more.
While the final totals are still being tallied, the Institute and Senior class landed on the leaderboards among the top 10 in multiple categories for number of gifts raised and total dollars raised. The Institute claimed sixth place for “total dollars” among all units and institutes out of a field of 33. In addition, the Institute unlocked all of its challenge gifts below totaling $135,000.
- IE BOV Chair Challenge Met
IE Board of Visitors Chair Bryan Brice made a gift of $10,000 to the IE once 10 current or former IE Board of Visitors Members made a donation.
- Alumni Challenge Met
IE Board Chair Bryan Brice, BA ’85, JD ’90, and his wife Carson, BA ’89, MBA ’97, donated $20,000 to the IE matching $1,000 for every donation made to the Institute for the Environment up to 20 gifts.
- IE Director Challenges Met
Once 50 gifts were made to the UNC Institute for the Environment, IE Director Michael Piehler donated $3,000. He also donated $2,000 after 20 gifts of $20 or more were made.
- Anonymous Donor Challenges Met
An anonymous donor donated $5,000 to the IE for every donation of $25+. The total gift equaled $50,000. The anonymous donor also donated $50,000 to the IE after 10 donors set up recurring gifts of $5 or more.
GiveUNC, Carolina’s university-wide day of giving, engages alumni, friends, faculty, staff and other Carolina supporters to invest in the causes they care about most.
The UNC Institute for the Environment fosters and conducts collaborations with faculty, students and staff across the university to identify and solve the world’s environmental challenges and sustain and improve the environment.
The IE develops multidisciplinary collaborations to understand major environmental issues and engage myriad academic disciplines, public and private partners, and an informed and committed community. Through IE’s air and water research centers, our public service and outreach, and field sites and experiential education programs, the IE provides interdisciplinary forums for faculty, students and community partners to meet pressing environmental challenges.