UNCSON Grants Inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” Awards to Pados, Tan

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” grants, Britt Pados, PhD ’15, RN, NNP-BC, an adjunct faculty member at UNCSON, and Reina Tan, MD, a cardiac electrophysiology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The $2,500 grants are made possible by the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease, or “Dhillon’s Gift,” which is housed in the UNC School of Nursing Foundation and is designed to support projects that address aspects of the treatment or care of patients with congenital heart … Continued

Maimon Trust Established to Support Doctoral Students

“Reverence for life” were words Dr. Arthur Maimon lived by. They were also the words emblazoned in bronze on the façade of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, where Maimon periodically spent two months at a time over the course of 30 years. He would temporarily close his private practice in Rockford, Illinois, venture to the island nation, and serve the patients of a hospital founded by Larry Mellon and his wife Gwen, named for Albert Schweitzer, both of whom were inspirations to Maimon, two among many who shaped the doctor … Continued

Raynor Launches Campaign for Carolina Nursing with $1M Gift

Rising to the occasion: it’s what Carolina nurses do best. With the reasoned judgment of those well educated and well prepared, they move toward the unfamiliar and make it their own—classroom or clinic, bedside, laboratory or community. It is a mind-set, an attitude and an approach, and sometimes—in the most unexpected circumstances—a transformative experience. “If someone told me even 20 years ago I’d be taking leadership of the Campaign for Carolina Nursing, I wouldn’t have believed them,” said Margaret Ferguson Raynor, BSN ‘67, MEd, RN. “Carolina Nursing developed my leadership skills, … Continued

UNCSON Launches $22M Campaign

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Today, the UNC School of Nursing launches its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date — a $22 million effort designed to ensure the School’s ability to recruit and retain top faculty and students, improve facilities, and enhance local and global initiatives. The effort is part of the Campaign for Carolina, announced this morning by Chancellor Carol Folt and officials of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a goal of $4.25 billion, it is the largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign undertaken by a university in the Southeast, and … Continued

Anderson Establishes Faculty Support Fund

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that our very own Associate Dean for Research, Kenan Distinguished Professor Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, has donated generously to the School, and in a unique way: she and her spouse have named the School of Nursing Foundation as a beneficiaries of their retirement accounts, a manner of giving not widely known to potential donors. “We decided to donate in this way because it has made it feasible to give back in ways that I have been blessed,” she said. The gift will create … Continued

Make Your Year End Gifts by December 31

To all who are interested in supporting the UNC School of Nursing with a charitable contribution, the deadline for donations to be counted in the 2015 tax year is December 31. If you are making a credit card gift, it must be entered by the 31st to receive 2015 tax credit. Credit card gifts received by mail after December 31—even those with a December 31 postmark—will be counted on the 2016 tax year. Of course, credit card gifts can always be made online here. As always, THANK YOU, for your support of … Continued

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Friends Support SON on #TarHeelTuesday

On December 1, the School of Nursing participated in the campus-wide celebration of #TarHeelTuesday, an off-shoot of #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to charitable giving. In response, twenty-eight friends, alumni, faculty and staff donated nearly $4,000 to the SON! For these friends and the many others who support the mission of the SON with their philanthropy throughout the year, we are sincerely grateful!

Support the SON on #TarHeelTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the School of Nursing will join charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world as they come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. For more information on this global movement visit http://www.givingtuesday.org/. This year, we are participating again with our very own #TarHeelTuesday: a chance for Tar Heels to join the #GivingTuesday movement and make a difference … Continued

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Mark Your Calendar: #TarHeelTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, UNC will join charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world as they come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. For more information on this global movement visit http://www.givingtuesday.org/. This year, we are participating again with our very own #TarHeelTuesday: a chance for Tar Heels to join the #GivingTuesday movement and make a difference at … Continued

Support the SON thru AmazonSmile

Planning to do any holiday shopping through Amazon this year? Enter the site through smile.amazon.com instead and 5% of your purchases can be donated to the SON! Simply search for and choose the UNC School of Nursing as your preferred charity in the dropdown menu, then shop as normal.For more information, go to smile.amazon.com or contact the Advancement office with questions: 919.966.4619. Happy shopping!