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Wide image of the UNC Medical Center in Chapel HillDespite the ongoing challenges facing all aspects of healthcare in North Carolina and around the world, donors, friends and alumni have continued to support the mission of UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine with overwhelming enthusiasm. For the recently completed fiscal year 2022, the UNC Health Foundation established a new record total of $229 million, surpassing the previous benchmark by more than $30 million.

“This magnitude of support will change lives for so many,” said Leslie H. Nelson-Bernier, Foundation president and UNC Health’s chief philanthropy officer. “The transformational work being done here in Chapel Hill and across the state every day wouldn’t be possible without our donors and their collective dedication to improving healthcare outcomes for their loved ones, for their neighbors and friends, and for strangers in all corners of the world.

“Our more than 40,000 teammates across UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine take great pride in the knowledge that so many share our mission of service.”

The record UNC Health Foundation fundraising total includes more than $115 million in gifts and new commitments, a figure that represents a year-over-year increase of more than $23 million.

About UNC Health Foundation

Originally chartered in 1949 as the Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., UNC Health Foundation fosters philanthropic support of clinical care, research and education for areas across UNC Health, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC Children’s, the UNC School of Medicine and many other divisions, centers and institutes.

At UNC Health Foundation, we work diligently for the medical professionals and healthcare providers who improve health for all. We power philanthropy to support the highest quality clinical care, life-changing research and innovative education at home and around the world.


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