UNC Receives $12 Million for Drama Department, Repertory Company

Philanthropy News Digest | September 16, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced a $12 million endowment gift from longtime donor Joan H. Gillings in support of  performing arts programming.

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The 2017 Charitable Giving Report is one of the most credible resources on fundraising performance in the social good community, tracking nearly $30 billion in U.S.-based charitable giving from the Blackbaud Index. In this report, you’ll get your first look at 2017 giving data and how philanthropy was affected by this year of change and uncertainty.

Spotlight

The 2017 Charitable Giving Report is one of the most credible resources on fundraising performance in the social good community, tracking nearly $30 billion in U.S.-based charitable giving from the Blackbaud Index. In this report, you’ll get your first look at 2017 giving data and how philanthropy was affected by this year of change and uncertainty.

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