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Thank you for considering a gift to the Department of Economics.

Online giving to the UNC Economics Department is easy and secure. Simply click on the link below to make your gift:

You will have a choice of four funds into which you can make your contribution.  They are listed below with a short description of their uses.

The Economics Department Discretionary Fund
This fund (referred to by the accountants as “Department of Economics (1191)”) supports faculty research, ongoing programs, activities, initiatives, and special events that are not funded by state dollars or that require the use of non-University funds.  Your gifts to this fund will support the department in attracting and retaining faculty members, in supporting graduate students, in improving the opportunities for undergraduates to learn more about the practical and policy uses of economics and in developing our career-planning opportunities for undergraduates.

The Graduate Student Support Fund
This fund (called “Economics-Ph.D. student support (1192)”) specifically supports the recruitment of outstanding graduate students to the department and their research while on campus. Gifts to this fund will provide the resources needed for graduate-student travel, the purchase of items needed for dissertation work (e.g., software, databases, print or electronic materials), and other spending crucial to graduate-student completion of degrees.  Your contribution will provide added opportunities to these budding instructors and researchers.

The Robert E. Gallman Fund in Economics
This fund (known as the “Robert E. Gallman Graduate Student Fund (7469)”) was established in memory of our esteemed colleague and friend, Robert Gallman, who was the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Economics and History from 1962 to his death in 1998.  Given his devotion to the education of graduate students during his illustrious career, this fund will support a competitive named fellowship for an outstanding graduate student in economics.  Your contributions will help to remember this great economist and mentor and support an outstanding graduate student.

The Minor in Entrepreneurship Fund
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Minor in Entrepreneurship provides enterprising students with the skills and knowledge base they need to engage in successful venture creation. The program is housed in our department and enables students in the liberal arts and sciences to complement their major course of study with practical entrepreneurial experience.  This fund (called “Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship (7217)”) supports the department’s activities to expand and enrich the Minor.  Private funding is essential to sustain this endeavor.

Many donors have chosen to commemorate a family member with a love for Carolina Economics by creation of a named chaired professorship, a named graduate-student fellowship, or a named fund to finance departmental expenses for specific purposes (for example, competitive summer research scholarships for undergraduate Economics majors).  If you have any questions regarding giving to the Department of Economics, please contact Ishna Hall, Associate Director of Capital Gifts, Arts and Sciences Foundation, at, or 919/843-4885.

Thank you for your interest and support.