Give it a shot.
WHEN Carolina undergraduate
Rye Barcott wanted to study ethnic
violence in Africa, UNC helped
him travel to Kenya via a Burch
Fellowship. He went to Kibera, in
Nairobi—East Africa’s largest slum.
That was five years ago, and the
organization Rye founded, Carolina
for Kibera Inc., is now housed at
UNC. Time magazine called CFK a
leader in global health and said its
approach is a model for others.
UNC helped Rye in other ways.
His professors, especially Kenan
Professor of Anthropology
James Peacock, encouraged his
passion for learning, as well as
his fledgling organization.
“The University was just phenom-
enal,” Rye says. “None of this was
possible without an institution like
UNC to say, ‘Give it a shot.’”
Private gifts to Carolina made
Rye’s experience possible. The Burch
Fellows Program recognizes students
who possess extraordinary ability
and promise, and helps them
pursue self-designed off-campus
Faculty members with endowed
chairs have time to invest in
James and Florence Peacock
“The University was
with Rye Barcott
None of this was possible
without an institution
like UNC to say,
GiGve iitvaeshiott.”a shot.
students and nurture an extraor-
dinary vision. Professor Peacock
cherishes his relationship with his
former student. “Rye exemplifies
leadership in a way I can only admire
and certainly did not teach,” Peacock
says. “He decides; he acts.”
The Carolina Annual Fund is the
foundation of giving at UNC—
the effort on which student fellowships and faculty professorships
are built. Because ... you love
Carolina, please consider a gift
to the Carolina Annual Fund.
You’ll be giving someone a shot.
For more information about
the Carolina Annual Fund, visit
annualfund.unc.edu or contact
Beth Braxton ‘ 88, Director of
Annual Giving, at 919-962-4388
To make a gift to the Carolina Annual
Fund, visit carolinafirst.unc.edu/gift.
Make your gift unrestricted to be used
where it’s needed most, or designate it
to any school, department or unit
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