NYC Club Reception Brings Together Worlds of Fashion, Finance
Fashion designer Alexander Julian ’ 69 Wall Street,” has owned and restored a
told the New York Carolina Club he dozen historic houses over the past 40
remembered a time when UNC basketball years and into his retirement through
was a spiritual experience. his preservation trust, Classical
“ ‘It was like having God call and ask for Baker House with his wife, Meagan,
new halos.’” and son, William Alexander Julian, a
Among those attending the New York Carolina Club’s October reception
To celebrate Julian’s career and a new freshman at UNC. He was given a were, from left, William Ivey Long II ’ 69, GAA President Doug Dibbert
store opening on Franklin Street in Chapel copy of Jenrette’s book, Adventures with ’ 70, John Haber ’ 70, Banks Edwards ’ 90, guest of honor Alexander
Julian ’ 69, Robert Williamson Jr. ’ 79 and host Richard Jenrette ’ 51.
“ ‘I was in London when I got a call American Homes.
from Dean Smith asking me to design the “This was the first time he’s hosted
team’s new uniforms,’” Gavin Maxwell ’05 the event at his own residence,”
recounted Julian telling the club at an Maxwell said.
October cocktail reception in his honor. Julian attended the reception at the
Hill, host Richard Jenrette ’ 51 and close to Old Houses, as a parting gift, and, in
175 guests enjoyed wine donated by the return, Jenrette was appropriately handed a “One is a pillar of the finance industry,
Biltmore Estate at the George F. Baker Carolina blue tie decorated with rams and one is a pillar of the fashion industry,”
House on the corner of Park Avenue and designed by Southern Proper, a collection Maxwell said about the host and the guest
East 93rd Street — Jenrette’s home. of men’s and women’s apparel started by of honor. “New York is a center of the two,
Jenrette, who has been described by The Reagan Hardy ’04. Julian carries the line in so it was a neat pairing in that regard.” ■
Davie Dinner Draws Generations of Alumni in Charlotte
New York Times as “the last gentleman on his Chapel Hill boutique. — Stephanie Newton
Several decades of Carolina alumni were the Morehead Foundation has fit into the the dinner, and then they kept making
brought together for the 14th annual University, both in Chapel Hill as well as them sit down if you graduated in the ’80s,
William R. Davie Dinner, hosted by the the alumni association.” if you graduated in the ’70s, and so on and
Charlotte Carolina Club. The formal evening Locher noted the Davie Dinner was so on. I think I was third left standing, since
celebrates the life and legacy of Davie, con- started in Charlotte because Davie had a I graduated in 1950,” she said with a laugh.
sidered the father of the University, while home there. “But as the founder of the Warren said that’s one of the goals of the
raising money for scholarships. University, he needs to be celebrated by the event. “It’s a great place for people of all
The club’s signature event Nov. 7 drew whole University community, and we ages and all generations who attended to go
249 alumni to Myers Park Country Club would love to see Davie Dinners started in mingle and talk about their experiences and
for dining, mingling and hearing this year’s other clubs throughout the UNC alumni sit down for a nice dinner,” he said.
speaker, Chuck Lovelace ’ 77, head of the system. It’s a great gathering spot, and it can In addition to alumni, the event serves
Morehead-Cain Foundation. Lovelace, who be a first touch for alumni when they move current UNC students. Proceeds benefit
also earned his MBA from UNC in 1979, into a new city.” the Charlotte Carolina Club Scholarship
talked about last year’s $100 million gift and Along with an emphasis on the Fund, with an award of $1,000 each given
how it has enhanced the foundation, leading Morehead-Cain Foundation, this year’s din- to several students from Charlotte.
it to be renamed the Morehead-Cain ner made a special effort to draw young “We work with the GAA and the office
Foundation. alumni. Those from the classes of 1997 to of financial aid, and they select students
Eric Locher ’ 78, co-chair of the Davie 2007 could purchase tickets for $30, com- each year from the Charlotte area that are
Dinner, said the event is a good way for pared with $40 for other GAA members deserving of the scholarship,” Warren said.
alumni to hear an interesting speaker associ- and $60 for other attendees. “We have given 29 scholarships for $29,500
ated with the University and to keep them “We had 51 young alumni registered to over the history of the event.”
aware of the latest developments in Chapel attend,” said Bill Warren ’ 99, club leader. The past four years of the event have
Hill and with the alumni association. “That was four times what we’ve had in been the most successful, allowing the club
“For many people, it’s their primary the past.” to give more than $5,000 each year. “This
reconnection with the University,” said Eva Dawkins ’06 attended the Davie year we’re expecting to be able to give
Locher, who also earned his MBA from Dinner as her first Carolina Club event. “I another $5,000 or $6,000,” Warren said.
Carolina in 1982. “Chuck Lovelace was don’t have a lot of time on my hands, but The money is raised through the event’s
actually my RA when I was at school. A now I’m sure I’ll go to some more,” she said. hosts and sponsors. This year, 49 individuals
Morehead scholar himself, he did a tremen- Patty Frizzell Brooks ’ 50 enjoyed how the hosted and sponsored the dinner, raising
dous job of speaking of the new event united alumni of many generations. more than $10,000 for the scholarships. ■
Morehead-Cain relationship and also how “They had all the [alumni] stand up after — Laura Johnson