First “Giving Day” to Be Held by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School on March 2

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UNC Kenan-Flagler has organized a 24-hour fundraising challenge for its community.

UNC Kenan-Flagler has set a 24-hour fundraising challenge.

The first Giving Day at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School is set for March 2.

“Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising challenge that asks our community – alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends – to make gifts to the our school,” said Douglas A. Shackelford (BSBA ’80), dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation at UNC Kenan-Flagler. “UNC had a transformative impact on my life and I want to make March 2 the greatest day of giving in the history of UNC Kenan-Flagler so that we can continue to change lives through a Carolina education.”

The challenge starts at midnight and the progress can be tracked throughout the day in a live feed on the Giving Day website. “Every gift – regardless of size – makes an impact on the students, faculty and programs that make UNC Kenan-Flagler great,” Shackelford said.

Starting on the morning of March 2, all donations to the Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler will be matched one-to-one up to $50,000 by a group of anonymous donors.

A visit from Pho Nomenal Dumpling food truck will be part of Giving Day activities. Co-founded by Sophie Woo (BSBA ’10, MAC ’11), the food truck won the sixth season of Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Road Race.”

The UNC Kenan-Flagler community is encouraged to spread the word about Giving Day on social media using the #UNCBizDay hash tag.

Visit for more information about Giving Day at UNC Kenan-Flagler.                

About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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