An Open Letter from the Carolina First Campaign Co-Chairs…
Dear Carolina Alumni, Colleagues and Friends,
Carolina has always been an amazing place. The incomparable beauty of the campus. The history
as the nation’s first public university. The legacy of leadership and public service. The world-class
faculty and outstanding student body. All are without parallel.
But our recently completed Carolina First Campaign has truly set our great University apart.
Carolina First has been an extraordinary success, and the tireless efforts of Carolina’s alumni,
colleagues and friends like you propelled the Carolina First Campaign to an historic $2.38 billion
mark when it concluded Dec. 31, 2007. Our Carolina campaign now stands as the fifth largest
completed campaign in the history of U.S. higher education, and the best campaign ever conducted
in the South. For these remarkable achievements, Carolina extends its deep appreciation to you.
We could not have reached such a milestone without the dedication and commitment of our
alumni and supporters. A special thanks goes to our colleagues on the Campaign Steering
Committee, the Regional Committees, the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council and the Alumni
Committee for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Together, these volunteers led the charge in reaching
nearly 200,000 donors who contributed to Carolina First.
Carolina First is already moving our University from greatness to pre-eminence. Thanks to the
continued leadership of the Carolina family, UNC stands ready to take its place as the nation’s
leading public university.
It’s a most exciting time to be a Tar Heel, and we are most grateful for all you have done, and
continue to do, for Carolina.