On Wednesday, Feb. 14, over 60 UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff gathered in the Kenan dining room at Kenan Flagler Business School for the Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares Recognition Reception. The reception was held to celebrate and recognize the success of the 2017 Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares campaign. Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares is UNC-Chapel Hill’s effort to raise funds for the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC).

UNC-Chapel Hill was the state’s top fundraiser, raising a total of $716,520 in pledges for 591 charitable organizations supported by the SECC. The University was proud to have 17% of faculty and staff contributing to these efforts.

Speakers at the reception included Linc Butler, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Chair of the 2017 Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares campaign; Laura Marx, the the State Employees’ Combined Campaign team lead; and Becky Medford and Chris Meinecke, Co-Chairs of the CCCS Advisory Board.

The Guest Speaker was Barry Porter, Regional Chief Executive Office for the American Red Cross. Mr. Porter spoke to attendees about the mission of the Red Cross and how donations drive their life-saving efforts.

Special recognition was paid to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff who put forth outstanding effort in fundraising for various charitable organizations. Awards included:

  • Outstanding Leadership Recognition – Marcus Donie, Athletics
  • Recognition of Inspiration – Naquan Hill, School of Dentistry
  • Key to Success – Linda Holst, School of Medicine
  • Key to Success – JC Underwood, School of Dentistry
  • Key to Success – Alison Campbell, Information Technology Services


The 2018 Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares campaign will begin in October 2018. Email CCCS@unc.edu if you would like to volunteer for your department or school, or for more information about Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares

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