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Supporting CEP

As we enter the 21st century, human civilization’s potential has never been greater. Our rapidly developing, technologically based society offers the possibility of a standard of living that we could only imagine 50 years ago.

But our prosperity has not come without a price. The rapid growth of the world’s population and an increasing demand for consumable goods and services are depleting the planet’s natural resources and placing stresses on the quality of human life and our environment. It is clear that we must find ways to protect human and ecosystem health and encourage a higher standard of living for all people while also safeguarding the world’s natural treasures. Our goal must be a society built on the principles of conservation and pollution prevention, not waste and "after-the-fact" cleanup, while maintaining necessary economic and social values. This is the goal of sustainable development and the pathway of the students that The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill must prepare for the future.

The University is addressing a number of major state, national and world issues by obtaining private funds through its Carolina First campaign. One of the major issues highlighted in Carolina First is threats to our environment. The Carolina Environmental Program’s participation in Carolina First will play a major role in addressing this University priority.

In doing so, the Carolina Environmental Program, led by its Carolina First Campaign Steering Committee, seeks at least $10 million in private funds. These philanthropic investments will encourage UNC-Chapel Hill students and faculty to examine innovative approaches to teaching, research and community service that identify our society’s future pathways to achieving economic prosperity for all while protecting the natural environment.

CEP Carolina First Campaign

The CEP has four Carolina First campaign goals:

Carolina First Key Investment #1:
Faculty: Attracting and retaining the best
Goal: $4,000,000

Carolina First Key Investment #2:
Students: Educating the leaders of tomorrow
Goal: $2,750,000

  • Undergraduate Student Scholarships: Goal $2,000,000
  • Experiential Learning at CEP Field Sites: Goal $700,000
  • Library Resources: Goal $50,000

Carolina First Key Investment #3
Strategic Initiatives: Enriching the UNC experience
Goal: $1,250,000

  • Environmental Outreach and Public Service: Goal $750,000
  • Carolina Environmental Program Innovation Fund: Goal $500,000

Carolina First Key Investment #4
Research: Working to improve your standard of living
Goal: $2,000,000

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Making A Gift to CEP

You can find out more about Making a Gift to the CEP here.

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Contact the CEP Development

Associate Director of Advancement Tony Reevy is responsible for CEP development. Development includes gifts and grants to the CEP from individuals, corporations, foundations and other entities. Research contracts and governmental funding are handled by the Research Programs Office.

His office is at 104 Miller Hall, adjacent to the Carolina Inn on the UNC campus (on the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro Streets).

Tony Reevy
Associate Director of Advancement
Carolina Environmental Program
CB# 1105, 100 Miller Hall
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1105
919-966-9927 (direct)
919-966-9920 (fax)
919-418-1666 (cell)

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Carolina Environmental Program
CB# 1105, 100 Miller Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1105
Phone: 919-966-9922 | Fax: 919-966-9920 | E-mail: