Class of 1987 Loyalty Fund Scholarship

Class of 1987 Loyalty Fund Scholarship Endowment

The Class of 1987 is excited to announce a matching gift challenge to create the first-ever alumni-funded $500,000 Loyalty Fund Scholarship Endowment, which will cover full resident tuition for a deserving student each year in perpetuity.

Challenge: By December 30, 2017, to match dollar-for-dollar the $250,000 that has been offered by one of our classmates, with an additional $250,000 in one-time gifts or pledges.

Your participation, as well as your help in engaging other classmates around this effort, is critical to the success of the scholarship campaign. Your 5-year pledge commitment makes the biggest impact toward meeting our match goal.


Class of 1987 Loyalty Fund Scholarship Endowment
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Class of 1987 Loyalty Fund Scholarship Endowment?
Once fully funded at $500,000, the Class of 1987 Loyalty Fund Scholarship Endowment income will annually support resident-tuition for one exceptional student each year at the UNC School of Medicine (SOM).

Who is invited to participate in building the Class of ’87 Scholarship Fund?
All members, friends and family of the SOM Class of 1987 are encouraged to participate.

Why are we doing this now?
Our Class of 1987 celebrates its 30th Reunion from graduating medical school during Spring Alumni Weekend, April 28-29, 2017. This campaign allows us to honor the exceptional education, mentorship, and personal enrichment we received as students while celebrating a milestone reunion.

How much money are we raising?
Our goal is to create the first-ever alumni funded $500,000 scholarship endowment. An anonymous donor classmate has initiated a $250,000 dollar-for-dollar (1:1) match campaign. Our challenge now is to secure $250,000 in matching gift commitments by December 29, 2017.

When does the campaign start and end?
The match campaign, officially launched in December 2016, will conclude December 29, 2017 (due to year-end gift processing requirements). However, going forward, this is our class legacy gift, so members and friends of the class of ’87 will always be able to grow the endowment.

What counts as “a gift/commitment” for campaign purposes?
All cash, check, securities, and matching gifts at any level will count as commitments to the campaign, however, due to the immediate need for this scholarship, planned gifts and bequests will not count toward the Match. To count toward the match campaign, all gifts and up to 5-year pledges must be booked by December 29, 2017.

What is special about the Class of 1987 Scholarship Fund?
Once it is fully funded, the Class of 1987 Loyalty Fund Scholarship will be the very first class fund that will cover full tuition for its recipients. The Class of 1987 has the opportunity to set the bar for other classes while tangibly giving back to the School that has given each of us so much.

Class Agents

Dr. David W. Boone
Dr. Gregor G. Cleveland
Dr. Andrea Nowotny Hass
Dr. Dennis Kokenes
Dr. Bret A. Kort
Dr. Thomas Lawrence
Dr. Gustav C. Magrinat
Dr. Frances Owl Smith
Dr. Nancy W. Phifer
Dr. Daniel Sappenfield
Dr. Robyn Stacy-Humphries
Dr. William Sutton



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Jeanine Simmons
Medical Foundation of NC, Inc.
880 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, CB 7565
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7565