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WHY GIVE?

LAMAR G. RICHARDS '23

Headshot of Student Body President Lamar Richards

Student Body President and Trustee

"The future of our University is not the result of any single person but rather the collective of many people working together for the good and betterment of the place we all love and cherish. The time has come to envision all that we can and should be. 


It is time to grow and expand our professional and leadership development opportunities for our community members, especially my peers from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities. It is as such that the institution of student-centered, student-driven, and student-focused programs is pivotal for the future of our University, of our community, and of our state.


In the midst of adversity upon adversity, it is time for our University to rise to the challenge. To lead by example."

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PHOEBE PAK '23

Headshot of Director of the Department of Academic Affairs and Professional Development Phoebe Pak

Director of the Department of Academic Affairs and Professional Development

Student Government initiatives and projects center around the core idea of how to make our Carolina community better. We always strive to best represent the voices of the historically marginalized and ensure equitable access to resources for students with all identities and backgrounds to maximize their full academic, professional, and personal potential throughout their time and beyond Carolina. The crucial concept of student governance cannot be completed without the presence and support of our student body, and contributions toward student government projects are always helpful to maximize the good and to effectively serve our Carolina community.

HUNTER VAUGHAN '24

Headshot of Director of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences Hunter Vaughan

Director of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences

Donations made to student government initiatives allow student leaders to think outside the box on how we can meet the needs of this campus. My peers dedicate time and energy everyday into projects and policies that connect our student body and address issues across departments and topics. At a university as large as UNC, it is easy to feel lost in the crowd or grouped into a bubble. Our goal has always been to break this cycle and build bridges across campus sectors to unite us under one Carolina blue umbrella.

ANU JOY '22

Headshot of Director of the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Offic

Director of the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

At the heart of every initiative, project, or program set forth by UNC Student Government lies a philosophy that is for students, by students. We, as student leaders, aim to understand the most pressing needs of students on campus and strive to address those needs. Looking back at my time in student government, I can confidently say that I have been a part of making an impact on campus through Student Government-led initiatives including hosting implicit bias trainings, organizing student roundtables, and working towards creating a more accessible classroom. However, none of these wide-reaching projects would have been possible without the funds to support it. Contributing to UNC Student Government allows student leaders to  effectively respond to the needs of students without being limited by a financial barrier.

NEEL SWAMY '21, '23

Headshot of ​President, UNC Graduate and Professional Student Government Neel Swamy

President, UNC Graduate and Professional Student Government

Since 1971, the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) has functioned as the premier advocacy body for Carolina's 11,000+ graduate and professional students. While I am grateful for the lessons I have learned in the classroom, becoming involved in GPSG has fundamentally transformed my leadership skills and given me relationships that I will cherish for the rest of my life. By investing in GPSG, prospective donors are supporting GPSG's advocacy portfolio and mission to bring graduate and professional students of all walks of life together. Your contribution will ensure that the next generation of graduate and professional Tar Heels have the resources and community they need to make a difference on behalf of North Carolinians and the world at large.

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