Corporate & Foundation Support

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Corporations and foundations invest in the future of outstanding nurse clinicians and scientists by funding scholarships, professorships, research and programs at the School of Nursing. This investment shows their commitment to making a difference in the world, ensuring better health care, and improving patient outcomes through research. State funds are not adequate to do what is necessary to provide excellence, but corporations and foundations can step up and add the resources required.

Donor Profile

The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation is a New York-based philanthropy dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through nurse-led innovations. The UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing is one of three schools in the nation to receive funding from the Hillman Foundation for the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation, which offers undergraduate nursing students the opportunity to concurrently enroll as BSN and PhD students. With  $3 million in support over five years, the foundation is helping UNC to prepare nurse scholars to study, lead, change, and shape the future of health care.

Donors Making a Difference

  • The Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • Beerstecher, Yolande (Estate Of)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cadbury Adams USA
  • Capstrat, Inc.
  • Carl S Swisher Foundation
  • Charles Schwab & Company, Inc.
  • Copernicus Group IRB
  • Copp, Laurel Archer (Estate Of)
  • Duke University School of Nursing
  • Eli Lilly & Co – HQ
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • First Quality Enterprises Inc- HQ
  • Flynn Sports Management, Inc.
  • Foothills Marine, Inc.
  • Franklin Street Advisors
  • Gertrude E Skelly Charitable Foundation
  • Goldenberg Pierce & Applebaum, D.D.S., PLLC
  • Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund
  • Guldmann Inc.
  • Helene Fuld Health Trust
  • Hensley, Bonnie Keaton (Estate Of)
  • High Point Community Foundation
  • Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
  • Holcim (US) Inc.
  • Home Care of the Carolinas
  • Jewish Communal Fund
  • Johnson & Johnson – HQ
  • John W Kauffman Trust II
  • Justgive
  • Martin Brothers Equipment Co Inc
  • McCann-Ericson USA
  • McKesson Foundation
  • Mid Carolina Gastroenterology Assoc PA
  • Morganton Service League
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • National Council State Boards of Nursing
  • NC Health Care Facilities Association
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • NIKE Inc
  • Novotny, Alan R (Estate Of)
  • PGX Strategies LLC
  • Ravenhurst Associates, LLC
  • Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund
  • Robert & Evangeline Clark Family Living Trust
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Roche
  • Rutherford College Realty LLC
  • SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
  • Somanetics Corporation
  • Strowd Roses Inc
  • The Doctors Company Foundation
  • The Geneva Foundation
  • The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare
  • The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation 
  • Thomas Henry Wilson & Family Foundation
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • T Rowe Price Pgm for Charitable Giving
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
  • Well Care LLC
  • Wilson, Statira Cook (Estate Of)
  • Yeargan Foundation Charitable Trust

If your corporation or foundation wishes to make a sound investment in the future of health care, please contact Anne Webb, Assistant Dean of Advancement at (919) 966-4619 or