Giving Opportunities

Regardless of its size, your gifts have a real and meaningful effect on the work of the Stone Center. Whether you support deserving students through fellowship opportunities, research that leads to  innovative revisions to existing schools of thought, community outreach projects, international initiatives, or our visual and performing arts programs, your gift helps us to make a difference in the lives of real people.

Your gift, which can conveniently be made on the Giving to Carolina Web page, makes possible the many programs we provide to the campus and surrounding community. In supporting the Center, you play an important role in advancing the Stone Center’s mission and vision to “encourage and support the critical examination of all dimensions of African and African- American diaspora cultures through sustained and open discussion, dialogue and debate…”

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Giving Opportunities

The Stone Center is a significant player on the national and global stages as an innovative model for centers of its kind. Never before have we been so well positioned as a resource for other centers to serve as counsel and to offer new and innovative ideas.

Much of our momentum is at risk if we do not find additional resources. Budget cuts during this time of increased demands for our services have multiplied our challenges. We must increasingly turn to private philanthropy in order to meet the needs of the campus and community constituencies as we continue to build on our mission. If we continue at our current trajectory, there is no doubt that very soon we will emerge as one of the world’s most inventive centers.

For details about giving and naming opportunities contact:

Joseph Jordan

Unrestricted Giving

Unrestricted funds help the Stone Center respond to pressing programmatic needs and pursue new opportunities. Through this important and increasingly popular form of giving, you can enable the Center to take full advantage of emerging opportunities and address challenges in a timely manner

Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF)

The Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship is awarded to students from under-represented groups who desire to travel abroad for a minimum of one semester. These students choose their own plans of study and report back to us upon completion of study. Fellowships awards range up to $2500, and are offered twice per year.

Communiversity Youth Programs

Communiversity Youth Programs (CYP) is the Stone Center’s longest running outreach program. CYP, founded by UNC students in 1992, serves as a literacy and cultural enrichment program for K-12 scholars. Communiversity Youth Programs is supported by volunteers from the campus community, and takes place after school, three days per week during the academic year.

Pamela Nicole Cummings Visiting Scholars Fellowship

The Pamela Nicole Cummings fund supports visiting artists, scholars and cultural workers while they are in residence with the Stone Center. This fellowship offsets expenses for scholars during their time with us as they facilitate workshops, lectures and forums on relevant topics from their respective fields

The Sean Douglas Initiative

The Sean Douglas initiative is an opportunity to support undergraduate students in their efforts to gain professional development experience through internships with the Stone Center’s director. Led by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Douglas family, this effort memorializes Sean Douglas, a U.S. Army veteran, aviator and community leader. Through this initiative, fellows are to be awarded semester-long paid fellowships and work directly with our Director to develop meaningful leadership experiences on campus and in the surrounding communities.

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