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Wake County Club Aim: Largest Scholarship
The Wake County Carolina Club
is aiming to give out the largest
scholarship presented by an alumni
That’s about double the scholarship
total of any other club.
“This is a big, new venture for us,” said
Danita Morgan ’ 81, Wake County club
president. “We believe as the largest alumni
group, we need to do more. … We want to
raise significant funds to support students
from our home county and our University.”
The first step was an Old Well Celebration
fundraiser Oct. 10 at the North Carolina Woody Durham ’ 63, the radio
voice of Tar Heel sports, had the
crowd at the Old Well Celebration
cracking up. But Durham also
reminded the audience that
fundraising is serious business,
supporting the mission of the
University to be the best in the
nation. A popular item at the auction was a basketball signed by
the current men’s team.
CLIFTON BARNES ’ 82
Through donations, auctions
and a fundraising event, the club
has pledged at least $10,000 for a
new scholarship to be given to a
deserving Wake County student.
History Museum in downtown Raleigh.
More than 200 people gathered for cocktails and food and to bid on UNC-related
items such as game tickets and autographed
balls and helmets.
The silent auction of about 30 items
raised more than $4,000 alone. A live auction conducted by Adam Lucas, author of
several UNC sports-related books, including
the recent Road to Blue Heaven, raised more
than $1,000 from a Lennie Rosenbluth-signed basketball and one signed by the
Brothers Roger ’ 63 and Wade Smith ’ 60,
Raleigh attorneys who played football at
UNC, had the crowd laughing with their
energetic introduction of speaker Woody
Durham ’ 63, voice of the Tar Heels and
their childhood buddy.
Not to be outdone, Durham said he was
glad he got to see a preview of his eulogy.
He also relayed a story about someone in
an elevator once thinking he was a podia-
trist because of his Tar Heel lapel pin.
Turning serious, Durham stressed the
importance of fundraising not only to keep
UNC competitive, but to make the
University the best in the country. He
noted that Carolina First, the just-conclud-ed fundraising effort, was one of the most
successful in the history of public higher
education, eclipsing the goal of $2 billion.
“It’s a great time to be a Tar Heel, but
the best is yet to come,” he said.
Morgan echoed those sentiments. “We
expect [the scholarship effort] to grow,” she
said. “We want to give a large scholarship
every year, and we believe the Old Well
Celebration will be the perfect vehicle for
accomplishing that. We are already thinking
about next year’s event.”
The recipient of the club’s scholarship
will be chosen by the UNC Office of
Scholarships and Student Aid.
— Clifton Barnes ’ 82
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