Month: March 2013

For the Love of History: Clein gift benefits faculty, students

For serial entrepreneur Mark Clein ’81, crafting his strategy for supporting Carolina’s history department was a bit like running a startup company. “As with any enterprise, you want to make an impact with limited resources,” he said. “How can we be smart about deploying whatever capital we’re talking about?” Clein, who majored in history, decided …

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Leaving a Legacy: Carolina couple’s planned gift supports Jewish studies

On September 22, 1951, Carolina junior Saralyn Bonowitz attended a party at the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house after the first football game of the season. That day, Carolina beat N.C. State – and Saralyn met ZBT Gene Oberdorfer, who shared her class year and a Southern Jewish heritage. Gene and Saralyn Oberdorfer appear with …

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Changing the World: Jump-starting social entrepreneurship

Robin Richards Donohoe ’87 embraced her Carolina undergraduate career with gusto. She counseled new students at freshman camp. She was an officer of the Delta Delta Delta sorority for three years. She belonged to the Campus Y, Campus Crusade for Christ and Phi Beta Kappa. Robin Donohoe She displayed the same spirit a decade later …

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Global Inspiration: McCain gift provides critical support for African and Afro-American studies

Wendell McCain Wendell McCain had dreamed of attending Princeton, or maybe even Georgetown, since he was in the fifth grade. But when the North Mecklenburg High School graduate earned a Morehead Scholarship to Carolina, he never looked back. “I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity of students here, and got just as great of an …

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