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210 Pittsboro Street, Campus Box 6210
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-6210
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Not for publication Sept. 23, 1999 -- No. 565


UNC-CH to announce single largest private gift in campus history

News conference
Visitors’ Center auditorium, Morehead Building, East Franklin Street
Late morning to mid-day today; exact time tied to conclusion of trustee meeting

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials will announce a multi-million-dollar private gift that is the single largest to the campus in its 205-year history at a news conference Thursday (Sept. 23).

Speakers at the media briefing will include Interim Chancellor William O. McCoy, Board of Trustees Chair Anne W. Cates and Provost Dick Richardson. The gift affects multiple areas of campus -- especially students – in a wide variety of ways.

Timing of the briefing is uncertain because it will depend upon the conclusion of the regular bi-monthly meeting of the UNC-CH Board of Trustees. That board and a chancellor’s search committee are scheduled to meet beginning at 9 a.m. in the Morehead Building’s Faculty Lounge. Following that meeting is the regularly scheduled trustee meeting. Officials estimate that the trustee meeting could conclude between approximately noon and 1 p.m. To check on the meeting status, media representatives can page Karen Moon of News Services at 216-9256.

The conference will be held in the Visitors’ Center auditorium, located on the first floor of the Morehead Building. As you enter the building’s east side (facing McCorkle Place quad) walk past the Visitors’ Center counter on the right. Signs will direct you to the auditorium.

Audio feeds will be available for broadcasters.

Parking: A limited number of parking spaces for media representatives will be available in the Morehead Building lot, accessible from East Franklin Street. Broadcasters with heavy equipment with any special needs should call Karen Moon, 216-9256 (pager).

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Contacts: News Services staff, (919) 962-2091, or Speed Hallman, Office of Development, 962-0027